People with disabilities are their own best advocates
Peer support is a key core service of all Centers for Independent Living, including Access Living. Through disability peer support and role modeling, people with disabilities learn about their rights and responsibilities when it comes to self-determination and how to pursue their goals of self-sufficiency. They find a safe place to get together, share their concerns, solve problems, and build a robust support network and disability knowledge base.
Access Living coordinates a wide variety of peer support groups that cover a diverse range of issues and groups. To learn more about each of our peer support groups, visit the pages linked below:
- Cross-Disability Support Group: Support and learning for people with any and all types of disability
- Disability Justice Mentoring Collective: Peer mentorship for young people with disabilities
- Step Ahead: Peer support and education for former residents of nursing facilities