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Circle of Friends

After-School / Community Activities
  • Location Address: 1000 N. Alameda St, Ste. #240 | Los Angeles, CA 90012
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About Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends (CoF) provides the opportunity for students with disabilities to build genuine friendships with non-disabled peers. Nationwide, CoF establishes a social inclusion program at schools that increases the understanding, acceptance, and appreciation of differences while decreasing bullying, creating a safer school environment in which all students can learn. Students with disabilities are integrated into mainstream campus life and helped to expand the new relationships they have formed into the community at large. Chapters in California, Arkansas, Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, New Jersey.


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  • person icon Barbara Palilis, Founder;Executive Director

Founding Story

Barbara Palilis received her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders from the University of Southern California in 1973. She has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice, hospitals, clinics and in school districts where she remained for 25 years. In 1999, Barbara created the first chapter of Circle of Friends (CoF), an inclusion program
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1000 N. Alameda St, Ste. #240, CA, 90012

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