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Private and personalized interaction with your very own buddy

As a Peer Buddy, you’ll have the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with your very own buddy and receive personalized training from PeerBuddies® founder, Elika Shahrestani.  Elika will accompany you and your buddy on every outing, and she will train and support you along the way.

Here’s what your role will be:

  1. Help create your buddy’s individualized, six-week itinerary

  2. Meet with Elika 10 minutes before each session to review the day’s goals

  3. Commit to a total of 6 one-hour sessions (same day of week, same time of day)

  4. Teach your buddy essential social skills in a fun, seamless way

  5. Be a mentor to your buddy

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Parents of Peer Buddies

“What I liked about PeerBuddies was the director was very organized and worked diligently to match our son up with a compatible buddy.  I also really liked that our son helped to plan the itinerary for what activities he and his buddy would participate in.  We were very happy to have our son participate – it was good for him and his buddy.  I have already recommended your program to others!”

--Kamala Parris

“Being a Peer Buddy is a unique learning experience.  My son now has first-hand knowledge about social delays and intervention techniques, but more importantly, he learned just how fun and rewarding it is to help someone learn social skills that may bring more happiness and joy to their life.”

-- Debbie Paras


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6-10 Weeks     1-1.5 hr/week                 Free


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