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Our Story!

Connecting families and communities

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Our Family's Story

Using our experience to help others

In 2021, Ashley Spivey, the Founder of High-Five Society, relocated from Coweta County to Polk County. Much to her surprise, she found the resources for the special needs community quite limited. Where were the support systems, the social gatherings, and the recreational activities focused on this special group?

Being a mother to two children with autism and herself living with multiple sclerosis, Ashley truly understands the immense significance of these resources and support systems in families like hers. She felt a strong urge to do something and decided to step up.

Equipped with experience in working with special needs individuals, Ashley comprehends the role of social events and activities in honing their social skills and fostering lifelong friendships. She believes that social groups are a great medium to teach life skills, such as self-advocacy, conversation techniques, patience, turn taking and much more, to individuals of all abilities.

Ashley came together with a small group of other moms of children with special needs, who understood one another's challenges.

Together, they founded the High-Five Society to provide a solution to remove the barriers to social success for other families and their children.

High-Five Society in action!
All families are welcome!

We have social group events every month around Polk County and surrounding areas. Check out our event page to see where we'll be meeting!

"There are so many reasons why this organization was created. I have two children with Autism and have many friends with special needs children and loved ones. When we moved here in 2021 from Coweta County, I had a hard time finding local resources, activities, play dates, etc. My kids already had a hard enough time making friends at our local park, so that’s where High-Five Society was born. A social group where everyone is welcomed regardless of their ability. I wanted my kids and others to be able to make friends without the fear of being judged by others. They deserve to have resources at their fingertips as every individual and family deserves this! It shouldn’t be so hard because life as a special needs parent is already hard enough!"

-Ashley Spivey, Founder & President

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