A new blog post by Maria:
Here are ways to be a good friend:
Be there when they are scared
When they need your support and they need a hug
Show them you care
Show them you are loyal
Show them that you know what they are saying and where they are coming from
Let them know that you are a call away
It takes a lot of effort and care to be a good friend. To show them that you care, show support and that you have quality time to spend with them when they are feeling down and feeling gloomy.
Having friends benefits you to improve on your relationships with others. When you don’t have friends it can make you very lonely and sad. What it means to be a friend is to be social and express how that person makes you feel. I would not know what to do if I had no friends. It would make me feel like I do not belong in a group that supports me.
If you do not have any friends it is hard because you won’t have anybody to talk to or express your feelings to. Do not be afraid to show off your wild side but make sure it is appropriate and have a couple of people with you to see that you’re safe. Go to a club or a baseball game and you can make lots of friends in the community. That’s how you make friends and keep it that way.
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Our authors consist of staff and clients from ADS.
Testimonials from clients, parents and staff...
10/16/15 - "We were so touched at how polite and warm and grateful all the kids, and staff, were. All of them introduced themselves with handshakes and smiles! We would love to be a regular field trip spot! And of course the animals love being spoiled by them too! We are available anytime for visits!" - Community Partner
10/8/15 - "This is the best place my son has ever attended! The staff is awesome and he calls the other clients his friends. Keep up the great effort!"- A parent
7/7/15 - "I feel very safe and you guys always have activities for us to do." - A client
4/29/15 - "It has improved my son's behavior and we are glad he has a great time there!" - A Family
4/14/15 - "I enjoy cooking, having friends, going on outings and out to eat." - A client
11/18/14 - "Staff treat her nicely. She likes helping with cooking, baking and cleaning. She enjoys the community outings." - A Caregiver
11/6/14 - "My son is so much happier! He is making great progress in all areas of his life, i.e. getting his thoughts out." A Parent
10/4/14 - "I love the program and all the staff members and clients." - A Client
9/10/14 - "I get to see what everyone in the community is doing." - A Guest
9/3/14 - "The food was awesome!" - A Guest
Websites to find great recipes for your young adults:
Mrs. Brown's Classroom
Speaking of Speech
Your Special Chef