Peer mentors impact the lives of people adapting to a disability by providing guidance
and support, sharing information about community resources, and teaching new
Peer Mentors are individuals with disabilities who:
• Have developed wisdom or expertise related to living with their disability.
• Are willing to share their knowledge to assist participants going through similar
• Are willing to partner with and support participants who are adapting to their disability and/or seeking to increase their independence.
Mentors work with peers on topics such as learning to live with a disability and about the independent living philosophy, building self-confidence, managing care, increasing quality of life, and relationships. Paraquad is always looking for new mentors.
Groups meet regular in St. Louis (near Grand Center) and in St. Louis County (Dellwood, Maplewood and Pagedale).