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Montclair Group Gives Special Needs Youth a Place to Hang Out and Make Friends
Four years ago, Candi Carter started a small group at her church, St. Luke's Episcopal church, for her son and other teenagers and young adults who were looking for a community. “I think a lot of times our kids are invisible because people look at a child in a wheelchair or a child with a disability and say, ‘Well, what does that kid need a friend for?’” Carter said.
Montclair Local News
September 10, 2022
We’ve Got Friends Nonprofit Holds Fundraiser in Glen Ridge
We’ve Got Friends, a local nonprofit organization that provides teens and young adults with special needs the opportunity to connect with their peers, held its second golf classic and dinner at Glen Ridge Country Club on Monday, August 23rd, 2021.
Essex News Daily
August 28, 2021
My Son May Have Special Needs, But Kids Like Him Can Still Make Friends
"As a parent, Candi Carter noted that teenagers with developmental differences like her son, Emerson, have few opportunities to relax, connect and hang out — so she decided to create a space just for them."
August 18, 2020
'I Thought My Son Would Never Have Friends': One Mom's Honesty About the Loneliness of Raising a Child With an Intellectual Disability
"For the first time in his life, he had friends. These boys sat with my son in the cafeteria weekly and read with him during the day. I had no idea."
October 05, 2017