Circle of Friends Part 2: Planning and Implementing

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

About this video

Mary Schlieder Ed.D.

Part 2 will discuss the specifics of implementing a circle of friends program. The webinar will include information on how to set up your group, how to address peer awareness and training about autism, teaching social skills, and developing relevant CoF lesson plans. Through a Circle of Friends program, typically developing peers are taught important information about classmates with social challenges, and are invited and encouraged to befriend them. These peer ‪mentors are provided education and awareness, strategies for connecting and supporting others who may be different, and given opportunities to socially interact on a regular basis. Creating a Circle of Friends program for an indivdiual with autism or other developmental or social need could be considered a targeted, NeMTSS Tier 2 support. For more information on NeMTSS visit

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