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The Circle of Friends is an innovative mentoring program matching Special Education students with regular education peers. The need for and success of mentoring programs is well documented. Programs, like Big Brothers and Big Sisters, have touched thousands, but does not serve individuals with developmental disabilities. The Arc is taking this concept and developing a program to reach this often times over looked population.
Everyone wants to belong. This is most evident in teens. They look for acceptance in school, at work, and in the community. Seeking acceptance often leads students to do mischievous things they might not normally do and then later regret. Students with special needs are no different. They want to be accepted, loved, and part of the crowd. The Circle of Friends is meant to help develop that acceptance.