Peer Support Programs / Trainings
A Peer Supporter is a person with a disability who has learned life strategies, how to be a self-advocate and how to live independently and uses experiences and knowledge to support other people with disabilities – peer support is the basis of Independent Living.
In 2004 disABILITY LINK collaborated with recognized leaders in the disability community to develop training materials for the Peer Support Project. The course is designed to give peers the skills needed to support and encourage other people with disabilities to create their own advocacy and life strategies to bring around desired goals. The training provides a forum in which to share experience and insight, and demonstrates the techniques that make peer support optimally effective. The program has successfully trained and certified many hundreds of peer supporters across the state of Georgia and nationwide.
If you’re interested in developing and practicing your peer support skills, or to obtain more information, please contact Linda Pogue (firstname.lastname@example.org | 470-395-2288)