Through Elim’s peer modeling program, students demonstrate social skills that they’ve mastered for their peers who are also working to further develop their social skills.
“Jason is a great peer model,” his teacher, Kellie Small, explains. “We often use him as a peer model to teach other students with autism to raise their hand in classroom situations, take turns playing a game, or even to teach conversational skills.”
While serving as a role model for others, Jason still works hard to conquer new skills each day. He recently learned to read directions and microwave his own lunch. He works hard to hit new goals and is challenging himself to improve his reading skills.
Your support allows us to helping Jason develop new leisure skills, too. He loves swimming in the pool and participating in recreational groups when he attends Elim’s programs. He enjoys crafts and going into the community, too! Each day, Jason is learning, growing, and developing the skills he needs to thrive at school, at home, and in his community.