Unstoppable - The Podcast Hosted by Nicole Isler: The Unstoppable Lady Duo of Good Friend, Inc.
08/18/2020 03:00 pm PDT
I’m so excited for this week’s show featuring two inspiring women who felt called to make a difference for children with Autism.
Meet Denise Schamens and Chelsea Budde, the unstoppable lady duo that co-founded Good Friend, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to creating autism awareness, teaching acceptance of differences, and fostering empathy for individuals with autism.
Good Friend, Inc. has reached more than 53,000 people directly with its autism awareness-acceptance-empathy message since 2007.
Denise Schamens has three children, two of whom are adults with special needs. Due to her first-hand experiences, she served for 10 years as a school district family engagement liaison for CESA #1. Her insight into the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder gave rise to Good Friend, Inc.
Denise has served as its co-founder, vice president, and creative director since 2007. Her passion lies in her creative pursuits within and outside the organization, which include editing and directing four short films and designing theatrical sets. She is also a First-Generation Facilitator for Sibshops, a university guest lecturer and conference presenter.
Chelsea Budde, mother of two neurodivergent adult children, co-founded nonprofit organization Good Friend, Inc., and serves as Good Friend’s Executive Director. She describes herself as an interpreter of autism for neuromajority humans, in addition to being a trainer, she's also a writer, university guest lecturer, and conference presenter.
To learn more or get involved:
Good Friend, Inc. https://goodfriendinc.com/