Peer Support links individuals experiencing a disability with each other to share their personal lived experience. They share life experiences, provide support, and share knowledge to empower independence. Relationships are mutually beneficial and promote responsibility and achievement.

Peer Supporters:

  • Listen
  • Assist someone with adjusting to their disability
  • Provide personal knowledge about living with a disability
  • Share experiences, information, resources, and strategies
  • Participate in discussions about changing the perceptions that are sometimes associated with people with disabilities.