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2018 Peer to Peer Statewide Training

October 16 - October 17


This training module provides participants information about systems for establishing a peer to peer support program to increase opportunities for students with ASD 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. Peer to peer support programs and inclusion of students with ASD not only impacts outcomes for students with ASD, but has a powerful impact on typical peers and at risk students. 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.

Registration Fee: $50.00 (Fee includes coffee/lunch and printed materials)

SCECHs: State Continuing Education Clock Hours will be available. Cost is $10 and can by paid by credit card or check. Fee can be paid online or in-person at the training. Please note: you will need to fill out paperwork at the training (even if you paid for the credits online). Please plan to arrive early to fill out the paperwork.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be submitted in writing to kurekm@gvsu.edu – phone cancellations will not be accepted. Refunds will not be issued after October 1, 2018.

Substitutions: If you find that you are unable to attend the training, you may send a substitute in your place. If possible, please notify us in advance of the substitution. The original registrant will be responsible for the registration fee payment.

Inclement Weather Policy: A cancellation due to inclement weather will be posted on the START website by 6am the day of the training. If canceled, an alternate date will be emailed to you and you will have the option of attending the new date or a refund.


Grand Valley State University-START Project
(616) 331-6480


Crowne Plaza Lansing West
925 S Creyts Rd.
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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(517) 323-7100