Peer Support Group

Peer Support Group

IVCIL offers peer support groups for individuals with all types of disabilities. A cross-disablity group for adults meets to discuss independence, share resources, make new friends, and give support to each other.

View the Calendar of Events for the date and information on the next Peer Support Group.

Peer Support Group FAQ

A group of people who share similar issues due to their disabilities, who come together to share experiences and knowledge with one another in order to achieve maximum independence.

  • Give and receive support
  • Develop connections with others
  • Build a network of support
  • Learn about community resources
  • Learn about disability issues
  • Learn about tools for independent living

Do you feel like no one understands your disability? Have you ever wished you had someone to share your feelings with? Are you having trouble adjusting to a newly acquired disability and all of the life-changing arrangements it includes? IVCIL provides a Peer Support Group to empower people with disabilities and to allow them to share experiences, feelings, and awareness of disability issues with others who have the same or similar issues. The Peer Support Group relationship helps individuals work through problems specific to a particular disability in a group setting with the encouragement and support of their peers.

Open discussion topics and activities will not be limited to, but will include:

  • Disability Issues
  • Life Issues
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Disability Rights Awareness

At our meetings we will also enjoy socializing, occasionally having a special speaker for a specific topic of interest to the group by request, and developing connections with others who share our concerns.