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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

Fan Fic Terminology By Sarah Lehman

Fan Fic Terminology By Sarah Lehman Originally, I was considering either going over some of the more common types of fan fiction or list some more examples of book-based fan fics. However, I feel that a list of terms often used by fan fic writers would help you understand future articles. Below are some common words and phrases you will… Read More

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FC Activity Report: 6/18/2020

On June 17th, 2020, at 1 PM, I signed on to Zoom for a video chat session involving a ‘Jeopardy’ game. As usual, the session started off with the rules of respect review, which was followed by people introducing themselves (most likely for newcomers’ benefit) and saying how long they had been part of Friendship Circle. Then, they began what… Read More

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An Essential Spotlight: Finding the Helpers – Eva Rosen

Can you describe your job/role in the community? Patient Engagement Coordinator- I work to ensure positive patient experience in the birth center, mostly with patients who have complications in their pregnancies. I also work on patient experience quality improvement projects. What has been your experience working during this time? We are screened daily, have our temperature taken daily, and wear masks… Read More

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