A program in Holt is LINKing students with some special needs peers

By Aundreana Jones-Poole
Holt Journal Staff Reporter

A program at Holt High School is changing the lives of general education students and their disabled peers. The LINKS program is a peer-to-peer support program that was implemented by The START program at Grand Valley State University to provide help to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder or other disabilities. The help comes from other high school students. The students who provide support are called “LINKS.” They have the option of enrolling in the program as an elective.