It is with great sadness that we must inform you:

Due to uncontrollable circumstances

The Friendship Network must close it's doors at this time. 

Thank you to everyone in the community for their support through the years.


Professional communication and interaction skills for the work place:

Self-advocacy and self-disclosure*

Identifying and accommodating concept gaps

Professional communication

Emotional navigation

Accepting feedback

Managing sensory issues

Accurate reporting
*Pre-requisite: familiarity with diagnosis

Up to 80% of People on the Spectrum are Unemployed 

They may have the hard skills necessary to perform the tasks, but they lack  the soft skills necessary to obtain and maintain a job.

We can help!

New internship program!!

Who is it for?

  • Young adults on the spectrum ages 18-25 (ask us about opportunities for ages 16-17)
  • Participants do not have developmental disabilities
  • Interns need to have an awareness of their diagnosis

Call Tiffany Kline at 508.393.0030 or email:

Program Director Nancy Swanberg, MS, LMHC

Nancy Swanberg, MS, LMHC is founder and executive director of The Friendship Network for Children, a nonprofit organization serving children, teen, and young adults on the autism spectrum. She is also a licensed mental health counselor and provides psychotherapy via The Friendship Network.  Additionally, Nancy has a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation, both at the bachelor’s and master’s level. She has been a vocational evaluator and directed rehabilitation programs for adults. Nancy is uniquely qualified to provide “Soft Skills Vocational Training” for Autistic young adults and supervise this program.

Nancy Swanberg authored, “The Connection Formula: How to Autism-ize Your Thinking and Become Your Child’s Lifeline.”

​Internship Program for Young Adults    

"Increasing autism quality of life: experts at maximizing social, emotional, and vocational independence."

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​When does it happen?

  • Date and times are scheduled on an individual basis. Please contact us for details.​

This vocational class is a result of our pilot program, Reel Life Skills for Autism.
Enjoy watching our trailer about what we did!​