“I wanted to congratulate and thank you. I’m sure you had mixed feelings tonight, but I hope you felt great about creating such an amazing place. Our daughter had such a wonderful time! She loved it and can’t wait to go back. I hope all the kids had a successful night, thank you again, you are going to change lives!”

-e’s Club Parent

E’s-Club For Teens & Young Adults

E’s Club is a place where teens ages 12 – seniors in high school with HFAS can meet to have fun, and develop meaningful friendships in a safe and encouraging environment.

We have established there is a gap, something missing in the lives of many teens and young adults who are socially-challenged. We’ve heard it from our Advisory Board, we hear it from parents and schools, but most importantly we lived it.

More Than a Meeting Place

E’s Club: Creating lasting relationships through joyful interactions for high functioning autism spectrum (HFAS) teens and young adults.

Open & Inviting

E’s Club features an open and inviting space where teenagers want to hang out so they can make meaningful connections and lasting friendships.

Fun & Interactive

Foosball, billiards, ping-pong tables, board games, playing cards, and Xbox gaming consoles for 2 or more players all help entertain and encourage interaction.

Calendar of Events

A calendar is posted in advance on our Facebook and web page.

Organized Activity Schedule

Music, Karate, Art, Movie Night, Game Night, Drama, Improv, etc.

Regular Social Outings

Planned around the specific interests of the group, social outings and field trips are scheduled for sports events, concerts, and outdoor activities like hiking.

Activity-based Gatherings

Periodic social gatherings are planned with a new theme or major activity introduced at each event.

Supervisory Staff on Hand

E’s Club staff and volunteers are always on hand to provide oversight and encourage positive engagement.

Nominal Participation Fee

Weekly participation is free; but if you have the ability to pay, we kindly ask for donation of $10 each Friday evening to defray costs. Pre-registration is required.

E’s-Club Membership

(For teens ages 12 – seniors in high school)

Is your child interested in e’s club membership? Come to a drop-in event to complete the in-take process. All teens must complete the in-take process before they can begin attending gatherings at e’s club. At drop-in you can tour the facility, fill out the in-take forms, meet e’s club personnel, and complete the in-take interview. Pre-registration is required to secure your spot! For a list of our upcoming drop-in dates, contact Nikita at:
nikitak@erinshopeforfriends.org.

Support our Programs

We would love for you to be part of our effort! To make a donation towards e’s Club for teens with HFAS, just click the button below.

We Are Gonna Be Friends

Jack White
The White Stripes

Fall is here, hear the yell
Back to school, ring the bell
Brand new shoes, walking blues
Climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
I can tell that we are gonna be friends

More Lyrics: We Are Going to Be Friends

We Are Gonna Be Friends

Jack White
The White Stripes

Fall is here, hear the yell
Back to school, ring the bell
Brand new shoes, walking blues
Climb the fence, books and pens
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
I can tell that we are gonna be friends

Walk with me, Suzy Lee
Through the park and by the tree
We will rest upon the ground
And look at all the bugs we found
Safely walk to school without a sound
Safely walk to school without a sound

Here we are, no one else
We walked to school all by ourselves
Theres dirt on our uniforms
From chasing all the ants and worms
We clean up and now its time to learn
We clean up and now its time to learn

Numbers, letters, learn to spell
Nouns and books and show and tell
Playtime we will throw the ball
Back to class, through the hall
Teacher marks our height against the wall
Teacher marks our height against the wall

And we don’t notice any time pass
We don’t notice anything
We sit side by side in every class
Teacher thinks that I sound funny
But she loves the way you sing

Tonight I’ll dream while I`m in bed
When silly thoughts go through my head
About the bugs and alphabet
And when I wake tomorrow I’ll bet
That you and I will walk together again
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
Yes, I can tell that we are gonna be friends