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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 feature our participants from Pegasus Community Project for Adults with Special Needs in Toronto, Canada.

How long has your group been involved in e-Buddies?
Since 2003.

How many members are currently matched with e-Buddies?
Six happy participants.

What are some key challenges you have faced and overcome?
The most basic challenge is keeping the computer and internet connection going.

How do you make e-Buddies work with your group?
e-Buddies is something done during the participant's program day so we have it on the weekly schedule for those members needing staff support. There is a great discussion for when newsletters come through. Participants enjoy planning what they are going to write.

What have your group members gained by participating in e-Buddies?
I think our participants have gained an understanding that friendship does not always rely on face to face get-togethers; that valuable relationships can be formed and maintained with folks that may live a significant distance away from their homes. e-Buddies adds one more level of fun and enjoyment to their day.

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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.


Letter from the Director | Ask Emerson | Best Buddies Spotlight
Conversation Starters | e-Buddies of the Month | e-Buddies in Action!
e-Buddies Speak Out! | The e-Beat Archive