We let the children/youth be themselves, while understanding and accepting their quirks. We facilitate the development of social and life skills in the community at large. Our overall goal is to lead our members from social skills to social thinking. Our Recreational Companions convey a message of respect for self and others leading to a stronger Self Image.
AAFS is a Community of Unconditional Acceptance, Respect and Experience.
Community of friends and family.
Acceptance of our members for who they are.
Respect for Self and Others.
Experience the world around you in your way.
We see a socially and recreationally satisfying future for all of our members. We see them spending their evenings and weekends laughing with their friends, celebrating with their families and being as happy as anybody, anywhere, anytime.
We see a clubhouse filled with children of all ages. Our participants come to this place to hang out after school while their parents work, meet their friends on their way to a movie, play video games, learn how to ride a bike, play catch, shoot baskets or just drop by to say hello.
Some of the kids that were 12 or 13 when we first met them work for us now. They are Recreational Companions and work directly with some of the young children. They are planners and plan activities for our various groups and they help us decorate and maintain the integrity of our building.