Wade Westrick will earn a Community and Career Readiness Studies certificate in May 2022 after participating in the Providing Exceptional Education and Raising Standards (PEERS) program for students with intellectual disabilities. Students in the PEERS program are enrolled in Boise State coursework and receive support from mentors and faculty in the Department of Early and Special Education while pursuing their certificate.
This semester, Wade enrolled in James Kimberling’s FILM 190 class and knew he wanted to create a video for his final project that featured his unique experience in the PEERS program at Boise State. Michael Crawford, a master in teaching candidate in Early and Special Education and PEERS mentor, helped Wade arrange interviews and made sure Wade had the equipment needed to make his directorial debut. Wade hopes that through sharing his video, prospective PEERS students will be inspired to enroll at Boise State, learn new skills and earn their certificate through this program.
Check out Wade’s video to learn more about his experience in the PEERS program from his mentors, faculty and Wade himself.