What is the Peer-to-Peer Support Program?
A program designed to transform the culture of Sterling Heights High School by teaching principles of acceptance and awareness for students with Autism or learning differences. Peer to Peer does this by:
- Providing multiple opportunities for the interaction between general education students and students with unique social or learning styles
- Helping students gain self-confidence, empathy and leadership skills
- Developing an understanding of the role of friendship and peer support
- Increasing understanding of individual differences
- Teaching and modeling social skills in a natural environment
How it works
- Students who are signed up for the program will be paired with a peer with learning differences.
- Students will be provided with training prior to the start of the program.
- Students will meet one time per month, during the school day, with the program supervisor to problem solve and receive additional support.
- Students will engage in academic and non-academic activities to build relationships, fostering social skills and independence.