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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

We would like to wish our Research Assistant for the past 2.5 years, Katie Gilley, a successful career as a School Psychologist! Katie recently completed her EdS degree in school psychology and has started her internship with Mercer County Schools. Her organization, character, and heart for what we strive to do with this project will be sorely missed! (more…)
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Welcome to the Kentucky Peer Support Network Project!

We are excited to welcome you to another year of the Kentucky Peer Support Network (KYPSN) project! Although this is our final funding year, our project will live on through the ongoing work of our pilot sites, the regional Special Education Cooperatives, and training modules we are developing. We look forward to sharing the amazing work that our pilot sites are doing and hope to make Peer Networks and Peer Support Arrangements available to students at schools throughout the state. Will your school join us? (more…)
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Kentucky Peer Support Network Project Announces 2016 Regional Training Schedule

“Relationships really matter (maybe most of all). Friendships are at the heart of what makes school so enjoyable, and their absence at the core of what makes school so lonely for too many students with disabilities.”   - Dr. Erik Carter The Kentucky Peer Support Network Project is pleased to announce our latest round of Regional Trainings – in July through October 2016 – available to schools across the state. School teams will learn about setting up Peer Support Arrangements (in inclusive, general education classrooms) and Peer Networks (outside the classroom) for students with significant disabilities. The project aims to expand learning and participation (more…)
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February 2016 Pilot School of the Month is Danville High School

The Kentucky Peer Support Network Project is pleased to announce that our pilot school of the month for February 2016 is Danville High School, home of the Admirals! A part of the project since 2014, Danville has a very active group of peer networks for 15 students with significant disabilities. Each of these students also receives peer support in at least one general education classroom. (more…)
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January 2016 Pilot School of the Month is Field Elementary School

The Kentucky Peer Support Network Project is pleased to announce that our pilot school of the month for January 2016 is Field Elementary School in Louisville! Field Elementary has been a pilot site since fall 2014 and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to expanding friendships and inclusive activities for their students with developmental disabilities. (more…)
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Model Lab Hosts Community Conversation for Students

Part of being a pilot site for the KY Peer Support Network Project is holding a community conversation. A community conversation is an event where members of the community are invited to come together and discuss an important issue; in this case, expanding friendships and social inclusion for students with significant disabilities. Model Laboratory School in Richmond, KY held their community conversation in November of 2015. One idea that came up in the discussion between school staff, community members, and families was holding a similar event where students at Model could talk and generate their own ideas about how to expand social opportunities for their peers with disabilities. (more…)
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December 2015 Pilot School of the Month is King Middle School

The Kentucky Peer Support Network Project is pleased to announce that our pilot school of the month for December 2015 is King Middle School in Harrodsburg! King Middle School has been a pilot site since fall 2014 and has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to expanding friendships and inclusive activities for their students with developmental disabilities. Watching King’s school culture grow and change has been truly remarkable. (more…)
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Congratulations to our Pilot Sites!

We are very pleased to announce our pilot site schools for the Kentucky Peer Support Network Project. Each of these schools brings unique qualities to the project and each is led by outstanding educators. We cannot wait to see where they take this initiative! Danville Independent Schools -  Danville, KY Trimble County High School - Bedford, KY (more…)
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