"The most exciting part of Fantastic Friends is seeing the smiles on people's faces: whether they are special needs members, neuro-typical volunteers, siblings, or the parents, all leave each event with a warmth and joy that I wish for everyone involved."
Fantastic Friends is an organization that helps kids with special needs foster friendships with their typically-developing peers. Through themed social events, Fantastic Friends members and neurotypical teen volunteers learn to interact with each other and come together to create a a warm, supportive, and inclusive environment. Fantastic Friends also has a support group for parents and siblings of kids with special needs. Since 2011, Fantastic Friends has raised $30,000 to put on creative events and built lasting friendships among 500 members, volunteers, and family members,