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 – 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 both help themselves and be a source of support for others. The training also provides a forum in which to share experience and insight, and it 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, the application deadline is by April 30th! The next 3-day training will begin Tuesday, October 10, in our Activities Room.
To apply or ask questions, please contact Linda Pogue (firstname.lastname@example.org | 470-395-2288)