Posted on August 27, 2009 in by LINK Teacher



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Attention:  If you are looking for the Grand Ledge High School blog, it has a new address (linkteacher.edublogs.org)

I am hopeful that this site will provide you with ideas that will help you develop a peer-to-peer program in your school, as well as a class blog which is extremely helpful.    This blog is dedicated to serve as a model.  It is no longer used for a particular classroom.

If you are interested in obtaining assistance in developing a peer to peer program, click Technical Assistance Request Form, complete the form and send it to the person listed on the form.  This will trigger a process that may include personal TA for help with your Peer To Peer program.

If you are a visitor to this site, take time to explore around.  Click on ‘Posts” at the top of the page and read the articles that have been posted.  There are over 100 articles.  Just keep clicking “next page” at the bottom.  You also may want to click on some of the links on the left-hand side of this page.  Most find the links to “Savants” very interesting.  This site was used as a primary training tool for General Education students at Grand Ledge High School who were taking a class called “LINKS” Description: LINKS is an elective social studies credit at Grand Ledge High School.  Briefly, here is how it works.  A general education student fills out an application to apply for the class.  This student is interviewed by the LINK teacher.  If it is decided that there would be a good match with a student with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) , the student is enrolled in the class.  This “LINK” will then attend a class that a student with ASD is enrolled in and sit with that student for the entire hour.  Since the two primary goals we have for our students with ASD are socialization and independence, these are what the LINK student  worked on with their student.  Organization and academics will also play a role. The LINK student was with their assigned student four out of five days.  On Tuesdays, the LINK student was involved in a training class with the LINK teacher.  The curriculum for this class includes information about autism, aspergers, and PDD-NOS.  In addition, the LINK will learn about other disabilities that are supported in Special Education.  The LINK student has homework every week, including daily journals that were entered on this site (password protected), as well as read and comment on articles that are posted on this site.  The LINK journals site is on the right-hand side of this page where you will see “Journals” and a list of students with ASD.  Only their first name and last initial are used to preserve their privacy.  Since these journals are confidential, they are password protected.

If I can be of assistance to you, please contact me at [email protected]

Hoping to talk with you soon



Sam’s Graduation Speech


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Teacher/Coordinator of the program

Internet Do’s and Don’ts For Students

Only use your first name and last initial.   Never use any other student’s last name Never post personal information such as your home phone number, home address.   Remember online is forever – Don’t write anything you wouldn’t say to your grandmother Don’t write anything that could hurt anyone else Don’t post photos or videos of yourself unless your teacher and parents have given you permission.