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10 Practical Principles for Peer Supports: Getting Students Ready to Help


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Peer supports are one of the most effective ways to help students with disabilities reach their potential and ensure that their academic and social needs are met. Whether you’re implementing a formal peer buddy program or more informal student-to-student partnerships, peer supports don’t have to require a huge time investment—but before you begin, the young people participating will need some preparation and guidance. This post gives you 10 tips on getting students ready to help, so they can provide the most effective, appropriate supports to their peers with disabilities.