September 14, 2021 2:00 PM to October 19, 2021 3:30 PM

Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 2 PM for 6 weeks

To join the NEW SERIES, registration is now available! The BFF Project continues to be Tuesdays @ 2 PM.  The new series of meetings has a limit of 30 participants. So please know that you are agreeing to participate in all 6!  Join us as we continue to socialize online!

Registration by September 7th is REQUIRED to participate in the six-meeting series. Registration closes one week BEFORE the start date, OR whenever registration reaches the maximum of 30 applicants.

Due to funding restrictions, priority will be given to 1) Santa Clara County residents, 2) California residents, 3) space permitting for everyone else with completed application packets. 

About BFF Project events:

The BFF Project is for adults with developmental disabilities and autism who look to establish meaningful friendships and companionship with their peers. They will be building a social network by sharing contact information with each other to grow their own personal social group. This could include things like your full name, phone, email address, and social media accounts.

Parents/Supporters do not actively participate 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!

We do expect parents and supporters to monitor the participant’s online safety. PHP does not screen participants who attend this program, nor does it monitor participant’s interactions during or after the event.

The BFF Project events 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.

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.

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. 

We take mental health issues seriously at Parents Helping Parents. The BFF Project is a social group and should not be considered therapy, mental health counseling, or intervention, or to be used as a means to receive professional support. If your son or daughter has mental health support needs, we recommend NAMI of Santa Clara County or the county in which you live. The PHP Resource Directory includes a listing of mental health professionals that may be helpful for you.
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