Peer Support Staff serve as role models, as only someone with personal experience with disabilities can do. They share life experience and bring new ideas and information to facilitate independence.
Peer Support Staff work one-on-one and in small groups to accomplish the following:
- 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.
- the LOOKOUT, a peer support group meeting online
Learn more about our Next Chapter Book Club, and the LOOKOUT Peer Support Group run by our Peer Support Specialist by contacting our office at 910-815-6618.
Consumer choice, autonomy and control define the Independent Living
The independent living philosophy holds that individuals with disabilities have the right to live with dignity and with appropriate support in their own homes, fully participate in their communities, and to control and make decisions about their lives.”
-The National Council on Independent Living