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Circle of Friends

Contributed by Lydia Orso

Natural Ties is a national college organization at Washington University that provides opportunities for students and people with disabilities to build friendships.

Basically we just hang out and have fun! We go bowling; have movie nights, holiday celebrations, sporting events, etc. This group is for teens and adults with or without a disability. Anybody can join! If you are interested in looking for a diverse group with whom you can make friends, I highly recommend Natural Ties. We will make sure everyone fits in and is happy and comfortable.

We all have our own circle of friends. We’d love for ours to grow and include new faces. We hope to see you there. If you are interested or would like more information please email any one of the following group leaders.

Allison Gott:
Brittany Kohn:
Lydia Orso:

We look forward to expanding our circle to include YOU!
Show off Your Talent

Contributed by Lydia Orso

Theatre Unlimited is an acting troupe of individuals who have disabilities of all kinds. They perform a musical every spring. Over the last 3 years Theatre Unlimited has performed “Annie Get Your Gun,”
“Bye Bye Birdie,” and most recently “Fiddler on the Roof”.

Anyone with a disability is encouraged to join. This is such a great group and loads of fun too! In addition to performances, cast members socialize outside of the group! If you are interested in getting more information or if you have questions contact the director, Janis Valdes at

Self Advocates for Independent Living/SAIL

SAIL and Jr. SAIL are DSAGSL support group for self-advocates. You can find more information about this group on our Advocacy page.