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‘Making Authentic Friendships’ (MAF) is an app designed to help people with special needs find new friends. The app's ‘game’ aspect is designed to be fun, interactive, and something its users will want to return to. 

Users actually get to create an avatar of themselves, (similar to a Bitmoji or Mii from the Nintendo Wii).  A web version of the app was launched in August, and plans are in place to see it ported to iOS and Android

This is a new ‘safe‘ space for communication and social skills development – with very real-world implications for persons with special needs. Tune in and meet the impassioned and innovative developer of MAF, and learn how the challenge of making authentic friendships is being creatively facilitated!


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Keeping an Eye on Autism and Giving a Voice to its Long Island Community.

Heard every Saturday at 10:00 am on LI News Radio 103.9, ‘DDI on Autism ‘is a 30-minute show that shares and explores all relevant issues related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is dedicated to the thousands of people on Long Island who live and work with the condition on a daily basis.

Join host Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Michael Romas, as he engages New York’s leading autism professionals in thought-provoking conversation to inspire, inform, and support families and individuals living with an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Michael Romas is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the support and treatment of persons with developmental disabilities for more than 30 years. His diverse experience brings a unique perspective from multiple domains inclusive of treatment education options. Explore early childhood issues, planning for adulthood, school and community opportunities, and the many general issues that can help guide and facilitate an understanding of ASD diagnosis and its many implications for Long Islanders.

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