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e-Buddies in Action!

Each month, we are happy to take the time to highlight a school or agency that is involved in e-Buddies. Our hope is that this will be an opportunity to share some of the challenges and triumphs encountered through group participation in e-Buddies!

This month we spoke with Theresa of Lifetime ADC in Ontario, California.

How long has your group been involved in e-Buddies?
I want to thank you for giving us the opportunity to be apart of this article and also for being apart of e-Buddies. All of the clients at Lifetime Day Program really enjoy participating in e-Buddies every week. I believe we have been involved with e-Buddies for about 6 months now and we have no intention of stopping.

How many members are currently matched with e-Buddies?
We currently have four members signed up right now, and we are about to add another within the next couple of days!

What are some key challenges you have faced and overcome?
One of the key challenges we have had to overcome was how the clients thought that they couldn't have an e-Buddy because of the fact that they had little to no computer experience. Another issue we have is taking turns. Everyone is so eager to check their mail everyday!

How do you make e-Buddies work with your group?
We find it really simple to make e-Buddies work for our group because everyone is always asking if their buddy mailed them yet.

What have your group members gained by participating in e-Buddies?
Thanks to e-Buddies they now have fun typing and learning all about the different typing tools they can use. They also have improved in their grammar skills greatly. I truly believe e-Buddies has helped with each client's self esteem. Knowing they can make friends easily and share whatís been going on in their lives has really helped them open up and become comfortable having conversations with others. We just want to thank e-Buddies for everything and we canít wait to check our e-Buddies mail today!

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Do you work with a group of e-Buddies participants? We'd love to feature your group here! Please contact us at ebuddiescomments@bestbuddies.org.


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