Thanks Ben Fordham for the opportunity to discuss social inclusion in schools on 2GB. Just because a child struggles with forming friendships, doesn’t mean they don’t want friends. School MATES is a leadership program which equips students with the tools to interact; it’s a specific buddy system with training involved. It’s also very much a leadership program, which develops the leadership skills of a wider range of students. This is a win/win program that empowers both the MATES leader and the supported MATE.
Ben Fordham – Program To Help Autistic Schoolchildren
The School Mates Program is out to make a difference.