IDD Peer Support Squad Forsyth County

The Squad in Forsyth County, NC

Forsyth County’s funding of this great program allows us to connect individuals with similar IDD lived experiences in Forsyth County. Easterseals UCP’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Peer Support services promotes self-determination and supports in making life choices. We provide advocacy and help individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities identify social determinants of health that need resources in order to become a part of their community. Are you ready to join The Squad?

The Individual and Community Services team supports individuals 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.

Get engaged. Join a meet up!

You’re invited to join our IDD Peer Support Squad of Forsyth County. Meet ups take place once a month. Squad Peers set the agenda and decide what we should talk about. In addition, Squad Peers share information about resources and connections to food banks, jobs, housing and transportation. Sign up today to join an upcoming meet up!

Free Squad Gear!

  • Get a free t-shirt when you attend 3 meet ups before 03/31/24.
  • Get a free hooded sweatshirt when you refer a new Squad member who attends 3 meet ups before 04/30/24.
IDD Family Peer Support Group

Join our January Meet Up!

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Missy Crawford from ServiceSource, will share valuable information on Social Security SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare and NC Waivers. Live Q&A session will follow.

Get registered!

IDD Family Peer Support Group

Join our February Meet Up!

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Missy Crawford from ServiceSource will discuss Special Needs Trusts/ABLE accounts. Live Q&A will follow.

Get registered!

Hello Cynthia!

Cynthia originally joined the team as a Peer Squad participant. However, she has such great insight and the ability to connect with her peers about resources that Easterseals UCP hired her as a Peer Support Team Lead! Now she’s able to share her lived experiences and knowledge of where and how to access resources with even more people.

Here’s what The Squad is saying…

IDD Peer Support has helped me tremendously. I feel connected and part of a community. 

Be a part of our story.