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Friendship Circle: Play therapy program at LifeTown  

The Friendship Circle (FC) is an organization that is dedicated to providing assistance to the families of children with special needs, and to individuals and families struggling with addiction, isolation and other crises. Any child that needs assistance in creating and maintaining friendship as a result of certain conditions and circumstances is welcome to participate in Friendship Circle programs. The proposed two-year Play Therapy program (PT) will develop a large cadre of professionally trained PT volunteers who will assist the target population of children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy and downs syndrome measurably improve (i.e., increased utility or functionality of) therapeutic play activities and thereby measurably improve the lives of their families. Evaluation plan activities will commence during the first quarter of the program, developing a set of measurement tools; begin first year measurement of interim success during the fourth quarter; and issue an interim evaluation report within 90 days of the first year's conclusion. The second-year evaluation activities will duplicate first year activities as described and a final comprehensive evaluation report will be issued within 90 days of the PT project's conclusion. Project Status


Funder Department of Education
Fiscal Year Funding $47,500.00
Current Award Period 2009-2011
Project Number U215K090104
Principal Investigator Shemtov, Levi
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 5: Where Can I Turn For Services? (Services)
Subcategory Community Inclusion Programs
Strategic Plan Objective 5O. Not specific to Question 5 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Friendship Circle
State/Country Michigan
Web Link 1 Friendship Circle: Play therapy program at LifeTown (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects Friendship Circle: Play therapy program at LifeTown | $0.00 | 2011 | U215K090104