our vision

We envision a world that embraces the neurodiversity of humanity where every child with developmental and intellectual differences will be able to access superior quality after-school and summer camp programs tailored to their needs.

Our Purpose

The purpose of this non-profit is to provide childcare outside the home for school-age children with developmental and intellectual disabilities who have special needs including those who exhibit challenging behaviors.

Our Mission

Joyful Friends After School will provide a loving, nurturing, educational and fun experience that is safe and inclusive.  

  • We utilize structure activities and curriculum to foster physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and academic development.   

  • We are committed to maintaining or advancing these campers’ educational and behavioral goals during the summer months. 

  • We enable parents and caregivers to maintain gainful employment when their children are out of school.

Our Values

  • Inclusiveness

  • Community

  • Collaboration

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