The My Michigan Friends Program (MMF) is designed to support social integration for both children and adults who experience social challenges in their everyday life.
Clients have the benefit of an assessment conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst to determine areas of need and individualized programming to target those areas. Individuals work closely with behavior technicians while interacting with peers in various community environments and allowing some respite for both the clients and their families. MMF clients come together to enjoy activities within the community through both single-day and weekend trip experiences. MMF also offers some social options virtually as well.
Day Trips: Daytime and evening outings consist of 4 to 7 therapeutic weekday or weekend hours. Events may include bowling, eating out at a restaurant, site seeing at a museum, catching a professional sports event, or taking in a local festival.
Weekend Trips: Two to three-day weekend trips consisting of small groups of clients and staff traveling to various destinations. Past trips have included various amusement and water parks, Niagara Falls, big city experiences in Chicago, Toronto and Detroit, and Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Virtual: One to two hours weekly over the computer consisting of socialization with peers, game playing and conversations on current events and navigating socially challenging topics.