Virtual Services Testimonials

“I am not sure who to thank for the puppet activity last week or yesterday’s ball/cup game activity, but please pass on to them that they have both brought great joy to our house. I think J and I played the ball in a cup game for at least 15 minutes last night. And I anticipate more playing of it today. He thinks it is the greatest game and that his siblings and in-laws should play it as well. We are going to add it to our list of pandemic games. We also have contests to see how far we can flick a tea bag tag across the room. We have also discovered that you can spin a water bottle cap across the table and have it come back to you. Yes…this is our life right now.

The puppet was shared yesterday with my work team.

Thanks for everyone’s adaptations for the friends at home. We appreciate it!”

“The idea to do Zoom sessions during this pandemic was absolutely brilliant! D was so sad to not be able to participate and see all of his friends. For someone who seems to have a limited attention span, he has been glued to the computer screen following every activity for the entire five hours straight! It’s shocking frankly”

“We are so blessed to have such caring, creative, supportive people in our lives and in A’s life. We have LOVED having virtual services available to him. We are able to participate in varying levels depending on our work commitments for the day because we are both working from home. There have been 1/2 hour segments where we have left <him> alone at the computer to just observe, but that’s his choice – we offer him to watch TV if we’re not able to participate at the moment and he always picks to hang with you all.

Please pass on my thanks and appreciation for the staff. The dedication and creativity has truly been amazing!”

“Thanks so much for all you and the other staff are doing with this activity.”

“My husband and I are so amazed at everything we saw this week. The energy and devotion demonstrated…was inspiring. The focus and engagement by the participants showed how their friends and your program are truly important to them. We looked forward to the morning chorus of greetings. M has absolutely had his spirits lifted this week.”

“I think Zoom is fun because we get to see a lot of people we wouldn’t otherwise. We get to do the various activities like balloon volleyball with the other sites. Zoom is good for human interaction when we can’t all be together like right now.”

“I LOVE ZOOM BECAUSE I can talk to my friends and learn different activities and seeing my friends at home also…Also it makes me feel free to talk and more independent to my friends on zoom and also at home. Thank you very much for allowing us to use zoom and letting us talk to our friends at home and friends at the site.”

“We began virtual services yesterday… M actually sat at the computer for 5 hours ! So far. so good. All the participants can see each other. Let me know if I need to do anything else for these virtual services to be added.”

“Thank you so much for setting up the zoom calls. This has been a life changer for us. JK has been having a very rough time and this is bringing more structure in her days.”

“M actually sat at the computer for 5 hours ! So far. so good. All the participants can see each other. Let me know if I need to do anything else for these virtual services to be added.”

“… thank you for making her happy! She’s smiling and watching.:)”

“… we appreciate the flexibility. You’re doing an awesome job with Zoom and engaging everyone!”

“A has been participating in All R Friends via Zoom beginning this Monday morning (4/20/20.) What a great way for him to stay connected and to add structure to his day. He’s been enjoying it tremendously. Ryan and team have done a great job.”

“He is really enjoying it so much . Thank you for letting him be a part of it!”

…just wanted to say how much K loves the new virtual learning at home.  She is totally engaged and loves to see and talk to her friends.  The activities are very good and easy to understand.  I am so glad you were able to put this together for the kids that are at home.  …Thank you again for everything you do for … all the kids at all r friends.

“…She has been enjoying the zoom online with all r friends . It has boosted her moral seeing all her friends and the interaction with everyone on the program getting back to following the regular schedule they’re use to do. This has made a big difference in her mental , emotional, educational, cognitive wellbeing…Very thankful for … All r friends staff for putting on this zoom program together.”

“My husband and I are so amazed at everything we saw this week. The energy and devotion demonstrated…was inspiring. The focus and engagement by the participants showed how their friends and your program are truly important to them. We looked forward to the morning chorus of greetings. M has absolutely had his spirits lifted this week.”