I was looking forward to going to London for the Coaching to Inclusion meeting because it’s always wonderful professional development. Unfortunately I was snowed in and couldn’t attend. I’m terribly excited to collaborate with Charmaine Chadwick on the level of success implementing the Peer Mentorship Strategy at SMHS. Thanks to her and Kristofer’s inspiring workshop, we at SMHS are witnessing remarkable success using this strategy with a special needs student. The entire process is a win-win situation for the peer mentor and the special needs student who is showing remarkable progress in communication, increased peer interaction and increased independence. The process has greatly enhanced social skills for both the peer mentor and the special needs student. Along with exposure to typically developing peers, active approaches are being used in order to teach social skills and consequently the student is more motivated to explore communication apps so I’m very encouraged to continue with the approach.