Amigos is an inclusion program focusing on youth with intellectual disabilities, but open to all youth who experience barriers to inclusion.
The Amigos program uses peer support and mentorship through matching:
Amigos – students who face barriers to inclusion.
Amigo Connectors – students who are well connected and supportive of others.
The Amigos program is flexible and can be delivered in a manner to meet the needs that exist within the culture of your school.
It’s fun and accessible!
Heads Up for Inclusion truly believed that everybody deserves to feel as though they belong to their community and environment. That’s why we are always reminding ourselves and others to ask questions and examine what it truly means to be inclusive.
Since COVID-19 threw us a curve ball for our in-person programming. HUI went viral and created an online space for friends of our programs both school and community to chat, connect, and learn together. We have both Amigos and Amigo Connectors from our local community as well as our staff inside monitoring and encouraging the development of supportive relationships that last.