Widening The Circle
formerly “The Real Friends Project”
Thank you for helping to widen the friendships between people with disabilities and without disabilities. We have posted both the introductory training and facilitators guide below to help you as you train people. This training is intended for a wide audience including people with disabilities, families, staff, and others in our communities.
Below you will find activity worksheets and training resources. Please click on a link below to view more information on that specific topic.
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Introduction and Ice Breaker Activities
WIDENING THE CIRCLE: Introduction Activity
Facilitators: Pair up the participants, give each person a copy of the questions below and give them a few minutes to find the answers from their partner. Then have each person introduce their partner to the group. This demonstrates the importance of knowing people when your role is to help them establish relationships. It also helps demonstrates the skills required in making introductions.
- What kind of paid/volunteer work s/he does
- What town/city s/he’s from
- What s/he likes to do for fun
- What personal accomplishment s/he’s most proud of