App helps people with special needs make friends

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(CNN Newsource) – A new web app is making it easier for people with special needs to make a new connection and find a friend in their city!

MAF, or Making Authentic Friendships, was developed by a woman whose brother was diagnosed with ADHD and autism at a young age.

She saw her brother’s struggle at making friends and decided to do something about it, not just for him, but for anyone on the spectrum.

The app’s focus is on getting a conversation started.

It asks users for their name, age, location, and diagnosis.

The app then matches people based off the diagnoses.

It works like a game: The more the user chats with friends, the more coins they earn.

The coins can then be used to buy new clothes for their Avatar.

MAF first launched in August of 2019 and already has users in 35 states and 12 countries.

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