Throughout the country, there are Catholic high schools that are doing great work and utilizing the peer mentor model successfully to support students with intellectual disabilities. Below is a list of some of those schools. This list is updated as we become aware of more schools, if there is one that you know of that is missing, send us an email and we will be sure to add it!
For more information about peer mentors and the peer mentor model download the Frequently Asked Questions document here
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Carter, E. W., & Kennedy, C. H. (2006). Promoting Access to the General Curriculum Using Peer Support Strategies. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 31(4), 284–292. https://doi.org/10.1177/154079690603100402
Hehir, Thomas, et al. Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA, 2016, A Summary of the Evidence on Inclusive Education. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED596134.pdf https://www.abtassociates.com/sites/default/files/2019-03/A_Summary_of_the_evidence_on_inclusive_education.pdf
Inclusion and the Other Kids Education Development Center, Newton, MA. National Inst. for Urban School Improvement. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED439206.pdf
Perales, J. L. (2019). Peer supported arrangements: How does participation as a peer support effect non-disabled peers?(Order No. 13881575). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2234463420). Retrieved from https://flagship.luc.edu/login