Peer Mentor Training Program
for People with I/DD

Peer mentoring encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Peer mentoring offers a level of acceptance, understanding, and validation not found in many other professional relationships. By sharing their own lived experience and practical guidance, peer mentors help people to develop their own goals, create strategies for self-empowerment, and take concrete steps towards building fulfilling, self-determined lives for themselves.

We believe that peer-to-peer support (mentoring) can help individuals with I/DD lead more self-directed, autonomous, and satisfying lives in their communities. Join us and learn more…

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If you have any questions, please contact Project Director Kelly Friedlander, at

This opportunity is supported through funding from the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities and Optum and support and leadership from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Community Bridges Consulting Group and Alliance Health.