Peer mentoring helps students with autism improve social skills

12/4/2009 | Olympian (Olympia, Wash.), The

A program that began last year at an Idaho elementary school offers peer mentoring to students who have autism, helping them improve their social skills with the goal of integrating them into mainstream classrooms. Students with autism at the school are paired with peers to play games and participate in activities. Teachers said the on-campus program helps the students who have autism understand what is appropriate behavior, and the other students are able to better understand the disorder.

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