Bringing In Friends And Allies
Surrounding your family with friends and allies can be incredibly supportive.
Bringing more people into a person’s life with an intellectual disability can also support their vision, aspirations and lifestyle.
Creating a circle of support
A Circle of Support is a group of people who are invited to come together in friendship and support of a person with an intellectual disability. Typically circle members give their time freely. The purpose of circles is to:
Protect the person’s interests into the future.
Support the person with an intellectual disability to achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Empower the person to lead a full and inclusive life.
Safeguard from loneliness and isolation.
Build lifelong relationships with people who love and care about the person and their family.