Bridging Hearts is a nonprofit online social network that provides a mix of virtual and in-person events for neurodiverse people ages 19-40. We specialize in serving those on the autism spectrum, those with mild developmental or learning differences, and those who may have traumatic brain injury. Members of Bridging Hearts need opportunities to grow their social skills and friendships. We work hard to help our members have fun! Along the way, group members get a chance to meet others, develop friendships, be social but comfortable, and form a community all their own. Bridging Hearts is dedicated to members’ safety so that parents of adults with certain special needs can feel secure knowing that their family member is joining a community offering growth and greater self-reliance.
Bridging Hearts was created by parents who understand the challenges that neurodiverse individuals face in life. Socializing doesn’t come easy to this population, and our goal is to help. To be neurodiverse means that one has differences in brain function and behavior, making interactions with others and the world unique. Neurodiversity, as a term, acknowledges these differences from “neurotypical” people. Whether members have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), learning differences, or social anxiety, their need for human connection endures. Bridging Hearts aims to pave the way for members to get out in the world and make friends.