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Role Model Program

Calling All Role Model Peers!

We are looking for three and four year olds to attend our preschool special education SEALS classrooms as role model peers!

Our goal is to increase the inclusion of children with disabilities, and to have typical peers serve as appropriate models. We are looking for role model peers with the following characteristics:

  • Good language skills
  • Good social skills,
  • Toilet trained,
  • Independent in self-help skills,
  • Initiates play and conversation with other children
  • Follows the classroom routine with minimal prompting


Benefits for Typical/Role Model Students

  • More positive/accepting attitudes about people with disabilities
  • More social skills
  • Equal, if not greater, developmental progress
  • Less disruptive/inappropriate classroom behavior
  • Viewed as more socially skillful by teachers and parents
  • Exposure and instruction with same curriculum as general education preschool
  • Typical/Role Model program is free for participants


If you have any questions about our Role Model Program, you may also contact Lauren Pattullo, Coordinator of Special Education, Infant and Preschool Services, at (949) 234-9310 or at


Role Model Program Interest Form 

*Limited spaces available in each session. If interested in having your son or daughter participate in our program as a typical role model peer, please fill out an interest survey: