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A desire for belonging, friendship and intimacy is at the heart of what every person needs and craves.  Achieving these goals can alter the course of a life.

The Company of Others
Filled with beautiful photographs, The Company of Others tells the stories of five unique individuals who are surrounded by social “circles” – friends and family whose respect, encouragement, and love give each of them a sense of belonging in the world. 

Friends & Inclusion: Five Approaches to Building Relationships
Parents Peggy Hutchinson and John Lord describe their daughter Karen's personal search and exploration of five approaches to building the good life that Karen enjoys. Friends & Inclusion is a book for people with disabilities, family members, or other individuals interested in building friendships within an inclusion framework. 

Aroha Entitites
The most valuable resource for a person with a disability, as for most of us, is a circle of friends.An Aroha is formed when a group of committed family members and friends join together with a person who is vulnerable because of disabilities to incorporate an organization according to the laws of the province, state or nation in which they live.

This social networking service provides private, secure, online networks of support for individuals who may be vulnerable or isolated. 

L’Arche Canada has created this online resource to help all individuals with disabilities to develop lasting, mutually enriching friendships. This website brings together the practical wisdom, good practices, learnings and resources of L’Arche and a number of other organizations. 

Ability Online
This free, monitored and secure social network welcomes kids, teens and young adults of all abilities. This online community encourages young people with disabilities, chronic illnesses or other challenges to connect with friends, share stores and updates - and most of all, feel included.

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