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Welcome to PeerPals.org! We are an organization dedicated to helping preschool age children with disabilities become part of their communities, one friendship at a time. Won't you join us?

  • Setting our 2015 Play Dates

    Always super excited to schedule our next year's group play dates! We will once again be at Gymboree once a month. We are in East Northport in March, July and November. The rest of the year we are in Woodbury. Our second play date each month will be held at the LICM and a new location we will be announcing...stay tuned!!!
  • Getting ready for success in September!

    The calendar is telling me that summer is winding down, which means many of our families are gearing up for the first day of Kindergarten. This can be both an exciting and terrifying time. Let's focus on the exciting! Whether your child is going into a self contained class, integrated setting or general ed, my tips are the same. First, take a deep breath. Your child's entire academic career will not be decided by anything that happens on this day, so relax. Your child will take their cues from you, so try to be calm and collected. If there is crying, don't worry your child won't be the only one. Know that you've chosen the best placement for your child. Trust that the professionals at school share your desire for a smooth transition and a happy student. Focus on how proud you are of how far your child has come and get ready for a great year!!!
  • Hello Partners!

    Just wanted to welcome everyone from Parners in Policymaking! I hope now that you've learned about PeerPals.org, you'll tell everyone you know with a preschooler about us. You can just click on the Tell a Friend button and start spreading the word...thank you!!!
  • Lazy days of summer

    Happy Summer Vacation!!! For most families, summer is the time to kick back and relax. For our peer pals' families, summer is an opportunity to make more friends in your community! Take your kids to the park, the beach, or the local pool. All of these places will be packed with potential peers for your child. You have the chance to practice some of the hard earned social skills you developed during the year! It's time to get out of your comfort zone. During the lazy days of summer people aren't as rushed and may be more open to an overture of friendship. Whether your child has special needs or not, make it a point to introduce yourself to the family playing on the swings next to you or on the next blanket over. Give it a try and let us know how it works out for you!

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