Disability Network Southwest Michigan
Peer Support Groups
Peer support is one of the core services of a center for independent living. Educational topics, social time, and sharing feelings are all part of the peer support experience. We currently facilitate or support the following peer-led groups.
This is a support group is open to women with developmental disabilities. This group is not currently meeting in person, contact Cindy Gray for more information (269) 985-0111.
Brain Injury Survivors Group
This support group is open to adults with a brain injury. This group is a chapter of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and is very active. The group meets weekly to discuss a variety of topics, host speakers, and attend outings. The group meets every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Currently the group is meeting virtually through video conferencing and phone connections . Follow this link to contact Anne Kooy for more information or call (269) 345-1516 x109.
This group is open to women with any type of disability. Women are welcome to come share experiences of living with a disability, support other women living with a disability and discuss a variety of topics of interest in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. The group meets every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Currently the group is meeting virtually through video conferencing and phone connections. Follow this link to contact Leatrice Fullerton for more information or call (269) 345-1516 x118.
Autistic Adult Peer Support Group
This group provides an opportunity for Autistic adults to enjoy authentic social interactions and build genuine friendships in a safe and non-judgmental space. All Autistic adults are welcome to attend, including self-diagnosed Autistics and those who were previously diagnosed with Asperger’s or PDD. Meetings will be held on Zoom every Thursday from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. from April 1, 2021 through May 20, 2021. In May, participants will decide as a group how they’d like to run meetings moving forward.
To participate in this group email Max or call them at 269-345-1516 x 126.
For a list of other disability-related support groups in the area, go to other Area Support Groups.