Peer Support is a key element to successful independent living for people with disabilities. The experience of engaging and supporting each other gives people with disabilities a different and valuable insight from the directive model practiced in nursing homes and by doctors. Sharing real-world experiences adds the sense of identification and community and empowers people with disabilities to believe they can overcome challenges they may face.
Our Peer Support Program includes the following activities:
- Sharing experiences
- Getting support
- Peer counseling
- Teaching each other both concepts for learning and strategies for living
- Connection to and participation in peer community
Peer Support occurs in groups that meet regularly. To find out more about our Peer Support groups and how to get involved, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.