At Easterseals MORC, we understand how difficult it can be to navigate the complex systems in our communities to find the services you need. Sometimes having someone who has a disability and who has been through the system to help can make things easier. This person is called a Peer Mentor.
A Peer Mentor is a person with a disability who has learned problem solving strategies, how to be a self-advocate and how to navigate systems in their community. Peer mentors don’t tell their peers how to live their lives, they instead offer the benefit of their experiences, provide encouragement, and help those they work with construct strategies to bring about the changes they want in their lives.
Find an IDD Peer Mentor
Below are available IDD Peer Mentors and their areas of expertise. Click on their name to read their full profile and get their contact information
Lisa Barger: housing transitions, employment, self-advocacy. View Profile
Blossom Combs: social skills, securing employment. View Profile
Matt Fritzen: computer skills, finding community resources, transportation. View Profile
Laura Grassi: person-centered planning, community resources. View Profile
Megian Johns: transitions, and physical activity. View Profile
Alex Kimmel: self-determination, transitions, employment. View Profile
Debbie King: Person-centered planning and self-determination. View Profile
Amie Kupovits: Person-centered planning, organization, advocacy, microbusiness support. View Profile
Rhonda Nick: independent facilitation, circles of support, helping with person-centered planning and employment. View Profile
Janeaqua Watkins: communicating needs, social skills building, daily living coaching and community access. View Profile