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Groups

About Our Groups

Who We Are

We're an organization creating inclusive spaces for teens with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) to connect, be themselves, and make friends. Our 'We've Got Friends' groups offer a safe, fun environment for participants to express themselves, with both in-person and virtual options to suit your family's needs. No judgment, just friends!

 

Join us to discover these unique groups and how your family can get involved.

In-Person Groups

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Our in-person groups are organized by chapters, each representing a specific physical location for teens to connect with friends near their homes. Families are also encouraged to explore other chapters to expand their social circles!

 

Currently, in NJ, our chapters are located in Montclair, West Orange, Paterson, Morristown and Newark. During 90-minute in-person gatherings, teens enjoy free activities like food, music, dancing, games, and crafts, with an emphasis on inclusivity and friendship building.

 

Click below to register!

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Virtual Groups

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Amid the pandemic, we shifted entirely to virtual groups, and the kids loved them so much that we've decided to continue offering them alongside our in-person sessions.

 

Join us on Zoom for 60-min themed virtual gatherings, offering options like trivia, games, dancing, music, singing, or simply chatting.

 

Participation is optional when you log in; however, group interactions can lead to stronger connections.

 

Click below to register and join the fun!

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Steps to Sign Up and Participate

1. Register

Complete the Participant Registration by clicking the button below.

Then, proceed to create your WGF account.

2. Create Account

If you filled out your registration form; but, have not yet created your account, please click the button below.

3. Code of Conduct

Fill-out and complete our Parent Agreement, Group Agreement and Photo Release.

4. See You There

Sign up for our Group events. Login, access our Calendar, and choose which event you would like to participate in.

Group Locations

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Montclair, NJ

St. Luke's Church73 S. Fullerton Street, Montclair, NJ 07042 

For Teens (ages 13-21) and Juniors (ages 7-12)

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Newark, NJ

JFK High School, 311 S 10th St, Newark, NJ 07103

For Teens (ages 13-21)

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 Morristown, NJ

Delbarton School, 230 Mendham Rd, Morristown, NJ 07960

For Teens (ages 13-21)

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West Orange, NJ

Seton Hall Prep, 120 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052

For Teens (ages 13-21)

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 Paterson, NJ

Paterson Police Substation, 930 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503

For Teens (ages 13-21)

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Virtual

On zoom, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

For Teens (ages 13-21)

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