Inspired By Brother With Autism, New App Helps Adults With Special Needs Make Friends
Juliana Fetherman's brother has autism and was lonely, due to his lack of friends—so she made an app for that called Making Authentic Friends.
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Juliana Fetherman’s 22-year-old brother has autism and ADHD and has been very lonely, due to his lack of friends.
Michael doesn’t have the social skills to meet and engage with new people and it’s bothered her for a long time—so she made an app for that.
Called Making Authentic Friendships, the app can connect people over age 13 who have special needs so they can make friends based on age, diagnosis, interest and geographic location, according to KING 5 news.
The app, available for both Android and iOS devices, is now serving communities in all 50 states, as well as 45 countries.
Juliana, who recently earned an MBA at a Connecticut university, says she is pledging to dedicate her “entire life” to “bettering the lives with those with autism and other special needs.”