Making Inclusion a
Friend in Me is a registered Australian charity that promotes social inclusion and acceptance in children through sensory friendly events, workshops and online programs.
Everything we do is founded in our core belief that no child will ever be left behind.
Our commitment is to provide a safe, socially inclusive community, sharing, listening, learning and supporting each other.
Welcome to Friend In Me
Friend in Me is a registered Australian charity that promotes inclusion and acceptance in at risk and disadvantaged children through sensory friendly events, workshops and programs.
After learning about how worrying it can be for parents who have a child that struggles to make friends or get invited to parties, our founder, Louise Larkin, decided to host an all inclusive party for families within her neighbourhood and her extended community.
The Friend in Me organisation brings together children of all ages, nationalities and abilities to dance, play, sing, create and most importantly, make lifelong friends and memories they will cherish forever.
These events will ensure “no child is left behind”. Not today. Not tomorrow. Not ever.
It is so important for parents and children alike to form long lasting, supportive networks and friendships within their local communities and beyond. The Friend in Me Party helps to create and nurture those friendships in a fun, safe and welcoming environment.
One of the aims of the Friend in Me organisation is to reduce the feelings of loneliness and isolation that children can experience by bringing families together to meet, share, laugh and connect with each other all whilst raising money for charity.
To empower disadvantaged and ‘at risk’ children and young people to establish, commit and achieve their identified goals.
To expand the perspective of young people to make them aware of life's possibilities.
An individual is dramatically influenced by their support system. Friend In Me Inc wants to surround young people in a caring, inclusive environment.
Louise and all at Friend in Me went above and beyond to make my little boys 4th birthday so special. I cannot thank you enough. What an amazing organisation run by people with hearts of gold
I attended the big Friend in Me event held at Seaworks with my 2 year old. We both had such a great time!!!! All the hard work and planning really showed. The superheroes/characters were awesome, there were so many great activities for the kids, and plenty of interactive performances to keep everyone entertained! I can’t wait for the next event! 😍
As a parent, I was over joyed to see what a supportive environment FIM had created.
Finally my son was able to feel comfortable enough to interact with the other kids.