IDD Family Peer Support

Promoting advocacy and decision making

Easterseals UCP’s Family Peer Support services promotes self-determination and supports caregivers in making life choices. We provide advocacy and help the caregivers of individuals living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and severe emotionally disturbed/serious mental illness, identify social determinants of health that need resources in order to become a part of their community.

The Individual and Community Services team supports individuals living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and severe emotionally disturbed/serious mental illness (IDD and SED/SMI). We provide one-to-one and group services uniquely tailored to help each unique family acquire and maintain resources for social determinants of health.

Family Peer Support Services provides support to caregivers to develop social networks and connections within their local communities. We also emphasize, promote and coordinate the use of general resources to address the family’s needs.

Here’s what parents are saying…

“I am so grateful for the family program! It helped us with school, our Individualized Education Plan meetings and learning about other helpful programs and opportunities. I also learned about my rights as a parent. This journey is hard and it’s nice to know I don’t have to go through it alone.” 

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