Sarah Greichen’s twin brother has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She says he didn’t have any friends in school and that’s why she started the nonprofit “Score A Friend.” Sarah believes if we all extend our love and kindness to include everyone from all walks of life, we can help people like her brother succeed and thrive… Pass It on!
Sarah: My twin brother Jacob has an autism spectrum disorder. I remember one moment after being at school all day... and I remember him getting into the car just bawling and saying 'Mom, I have no friends. Why don't I have any friends?' It broke my heart.
Lyrics: Brother let me be your shelter, never leave you all alone.
Sarah: That was the moment when I realized that I needed to do something about this. I needed to make a difference in his life. And I knew that if I could help him find a friend, I could help teach other people that including people with differences is the right thing to do.
Lyrics: Bring it home. Brother let me be your shelter...
Sarah: That was the inspiration behind my non-profit "Score A Friend". Educating people to include people with difference is so important because when Jacob's included, he feels like he can succeed in life and he feels like he actually has a purpose.
Inclusion. Pass It On!
Pass It On®
Edith M ichelle Loyd from Detroit MI. NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Thanks for sharing your story. I am a retired teacher of Special education AI. And I have two grandson that are AI. They both get out in the public a lot but they dont have friends that call them on the phone or come to see them. I pray you story reaches a lot of people.. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Anthony Marino from San Clemente, CA JULY 8, 2019
My 18 year Old Daughter is on the Autism spectrum as well, and has the very same issue with not having any friends. Our issue is she is very determined to "Shadow" other Girls and with that says she has friends. She doesn't outwardly show sadness, but it still breaks our hearts. All the praise to you and what you are doing.
Annie Vazquez from New Rochelle, NY JULY 7, 2019
My son Julian, who is now 20, has the same friend issue. He has risen up and has finished culinary school but still doesn't have friends. My heart breaks every time he voices this problem. He's a good guy but still can't make friends. I pray every night that he gets blessed with at least one great friend. Thank you for letting me know he's not the only one who is late in making friends...They will one day.
Sonia Thrower from South Carolina APRIL 8, 2019
I totally understand ! I have two on the spectrum I would love to do this here in South Carolina
Rochelle Singleton from East Cleveland,Ohio APRIL 6, 2019
I appreciate my children and their friends. They have always included every one , differences never mattered. 💕Proud of all those doing it right