Peer Volunteers "Mary & Max" – a befriending scheme for people with ASD. Defining guidelines for designing and implementation of peer-mediated interventions


There is a growing understanding that peer support is a key element for both making people with ASD feel more connected with others and helping them develop and generalize social skills to different contexts. However,... [ view full abstract ]

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The Peer Volunteers “Mary & Max” program was funded by the National Centre for Research and Development. The author serves as a program coordinator. The program has non-profit character and is operated by a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Mateusz Płatos (Association for Social Innovations "Hidden Potential", University of Warsaw)

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Topics: Practice


S13 » Symposia: Parent training; family and peer support; mentoring (14:30 - Saturday, 17th September, Sidlaw Auditorium)

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