Fi & Friends is on a mission to create an inclusive and supportive environment for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. We partner with the community to provide access to events and services through collaborative education with our local organizations by removing barriers and providing resources to support our families. We will achieve our vision by focusing on community, exploration, and education.
Fi & Friends will cultivate relationships and community partnerships that will allow us to bring you and your families a variety of events and opportunities, both big and small, while always keeping our focus the same: Through an autism lens. In addition to hosting our own events, we will guide businesses in making their spaces more accessible and inclusive for individuals on the spectrum.
Our goal is to encourage individuals towards their own interests and hobbies while giving them the power to CHOOSE. Exploration will let them develop their own passions, which might unearth a future artist, soccer player, or scientist! Their curiosity will guide their exploration, leading to improved physical health, social skills, and problem-solving abilities.
We will help guide educators (daycares, preschools, public education, universities, etc.) on how to care for, educate, and build relationships with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families.
After Fiona was diagnosed with autism in 2020, Dijana set out to make the world more accepting and accommodating for her daughter and other autistic individuals and their families. Dijana believes that acceptance and awareness can be achieved at a greater level when we have actions, goals, and plans.