All My Friends, Inc. is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Our mission is to ensure the highest quality of life for individuals with differing abilities and their families through advocacy, community collaborations and socialization opportunities. Our goal is to ensure that every child, adult, parent, sibling or friend who is impacted by a disability feels included in our community in mind, body, spirit and social growth. All My Friends is all-inclusive of every person despite their abilities or disabilities.
History of the Organization
All My Friends Inc. began in 2011 under the name “Living Life with Autism”. Our Founder and President (Dianne) of the organization has a daughter (Cassie) who was diagnosed with Autism in 2005 at the young age of 4 years old. At that time, there were limited resources available to families with a special needs child for socialization and recreation purposes. Dianne found herself leaving her career (as many parents of special needs children must do) to provide care for her child. Dianne knew that she wanted to do something for children like Cassie to improve their quality of life, and that’s when Living Life with Autism was born.Our organization does not have a paid staff or consultants. Instead, it consists of a volunteer Board of Directors, volunteer Administration and a volunteer grant writer. As we are a new organization and working on getting established in the community, it is imperative that all the financial support received goes back into the organization, providing the ability to serve individuals immediately rather than creating a wait time for services.