Peer Mentoring

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What is a Peer Mentor?

A Peer Mentor is a person with a developmental disability who has learned problem solving strategies, how to be a self-advocate, how to live a self-determined life, and knows how to access services and resources in the community. Peer Mentors offer the benefit of their experiences, passing along encouragement and support to help others construct their own advocacy to bring about the changes they want for their lives.


Peer Mentor 101 Training


The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) provides an annual Peer Mentor 101 workshop for the purpose of training people with developmental disabilities to become effective peer mentors to others with developmental disabilities so that they may lead self-directed and more autonomous, satisfying lives. The training provides Peer Mentors with tools to guide peers to become better self-advocates, make their own choices, and develop leadership skills.


Peer Mentoring Information

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For information regarding Peer Mentoring, please contact Tracy Vincent at or 517-284-7296.

2016 Michigan Peer Conference Brochure

2016 Michigan Peer Conference Registration form