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We envision a world that embraces the neurodiversity of humanity where every child with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral challenges can access superior quality programs tailored to their needs when school is not in session.

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In addition to providing a fun, safe, inclusive environment for children with developmental, intellectual, and behavioral challenges, our Respite Care Fun Day provides a much-needed break for parents, guardians, and caregivers.
 

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Children Thriving.

Embracing Uniqueness.

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

Summer Camp Application process is open 

Now - April 15th 

2022 Summer Camp 

We will follow the most current CDC guidelines.

Currently, that means masks are not required .If you would prefer your child wear a mask please let us know. 

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will.

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

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FOUNDING PARTNERS

Central Christian Church Bradenton
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Ken and Bernadette Gregson
Scott May and Carolyn Sant
Monica and Michael E. Maroone

SPONSORS

Phil and Susan Smith Family Foundation
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Gerald Family Foundation