This training provides participants information about systems for establishing a peer to peer support program to increase opportunities for students with social skills deficits to access general education settings and curriculum. Peers model typical academic and social behavior in educational environments throughout the school day and provide support for students with ASD to promote independence and socialization. The specific steps for developing a peer to peer support program will be presented including: Recruitment, training and maintenance, and includes the concept of medium of exchange as a way to connect students.
Starting Date: Nov. 8, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: 1120 33rd Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids
Instructors: Carrie Hoffmann and Michelle Sunner