January 12, 2021 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM
The BFF Project provides an opportunity to increase the social pool for adults with autism and developmental disabilities.
Join us as we continue to socialize virtually in this time of social distance.
We do expect parents and supporters to monitor their participant’s online safety as for some this is still a newer way of interacting and they may need that level of support. Parents /Supporters do not actively participate in the sessions but may need to support the set up of the Zoom app and be tech support. We recruit volunteers to help participants and to facilitate interaction. If your participant is only able to be at ease with you at their side, we welcome you to join as well!
The BFF Project Weekly Tuesdays @ 2 PM are not a single-topic event or opportunity. It is all based on the interests of all the people participating. This is a judgment-free and stigma-free environment. Participants have the opportunity to grow in their relationships and find companionship with others that share their interests.
Join the topic room of your choice and maybe find your Best Friend.
YOU MUST Register in advance for this meeting.
Registration Closes at 2 PM the day before the event.
Please click the live link to register:
The registration link is live the week before the event, with the next available date.
Our person-centered approach means that you or the individual you support will be alongside peers sharing and talking about their interests with each other.
During the event parents/caregivers stay in the same room but need not be online, Offering reassurance to the participants in this new setting. If your participant needs you at their side for a bit to get comfortable, that’s okay too.
Have your child/client have items available to share that speak to their interests.
The majority of individuals attending need no support to participate. They should be ready to make connections with others who share their interests. We have had people attend that have autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disabilities, and those with head injuries.
If your son or daughter has mental health support needs, we recommend NAMI of Santa Clara County or the county in which you live.https://namisantaclara.org/