Satellite Partnership Program
Satellite Partnership Program is a year long training program intended to prepare qualified service providers in the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® model and programs.
This program provides training and support to other well established not for profits so that they may deliver the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® Programs (Puppet Presentations and Simulation Game Presentations) “live” to children ages 3-18 in their region.
Friend 2 Friend offers satellite partnership programs on a limited case-by-case basis. Organizations interested in the partnership program must meet the following criteria:
Be a registered non-profit
Operating for more than 5 years
Currently offering outreach services/programs in the community
Have 4-5 highly qualified trainees available to participate (professionals, parents and individuals with autism paid or volunteer)
Have the resources (human and financial) to successfully implement and sustain the programs
Have prior exposure to the Friend 2 Friend Autism Demystification® Model and Programs through attendance at introductory seminars.
The satellite partnership training consists of 5 phases that may be tailored to meet the needs of the hosting organization. A team of 4-5 qualified trainees must participate in all phases of the training program for the organization to qualify for satellite partnership status.
The overview of the program phases are as follows:
Pre training: Assessment of organizations needs (questionnaire/interview/Skype/email), Design and book training dates, Support the organization of training and community seminar
Provide pertaining materials and instructions (scripts, manuals etc), Skype meeting with team prior to training, Travel to provide training, Materials Provided – 1- Simulation Props and Materials Case, 1 – “You Don’t Know, Jack” Props and Materials Case, Provide all other materials required for training and field work.
Training: Provide community seminar / fundraising event, Provide one day team training and practice session, Provide three day onsite model training to team, Provide exit meeting with written report and instructions for field work
Field Work: Support team to implement field work (50-100 programs in community), Provide ongoing support and feedback (Skype, email), Provide materials for implementing programs (follow-up and props), Review data collected during field
Evaluation: Conduct 2-day observation of team implementing programs, Evaluation teams progress
Program written report and recommendations, Endorsement/On going support, On-going support, Answer questions and provide support via email or phone to play guide, Provide organization with certification, Review data collected annually, Provide organization with ongoing support – as requested, Provide organization with future training – as requested