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Exclusion is disabling not the disability itself.”

—Tiffany Yu , founder of Diversability

Our mission, at Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, of community inclusion, is rooted in two simple truths. 

Every human needs genuine social connections and pathways to share of themselves in meaningful roles/activities.

Disability is a social value judgment regarding who will be excluded based on preconceptions and stereotypes about the worth of others.

Communities have throughout history always made arbitrary judgments about the worth of others and these are self-perpetuating due to lack of contact.  Community inclusion requires deliberate and sustained efforts to break this vicious cycle.

This website space is devoted to Community Inclusion. Visitors to the page will find news about FC Pittsburgh activities as well as sources of inspiration and resources that will help us build more inclusive communities. 

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Recent blog posts

FC Activity Report: 8/27/2020

On August 25 th , 2020, at roughtly 1:00 PM, I signed on to Zoom for an arts and crafts video session. After the Rules of Respect, the group (of which there were roughly 12 participants, counting the instructors) wished one of its members happy birthday before moving on to the activity—making planters from old water bottles and thread (for… Read More

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Bill and Ted Movie Reviews!

So I’ve finished watching the Bill and Ted movies–including the new one–and here are my honest opinions on each of them… PARTY ON DUDES! …but seriously, here are the reviews:   Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure:  This movie is spectacular. It’s very funny, but it’s the type of humor that makes you laugh at how stupid and illogical it is.… Read More

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FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE CUSTOM MASKS

The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh has partnered with iKIPPAH to design custom face masks with clear panels that allow the mouth and more of the face to be seen. Available for purchase at $10, these Transparent Masks make lip reading possible and facial expressions better understood – and they come in a variety of cool colors and patterns. Now, you can… Read More

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