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Peer Support Partners

A peer support partner offers one-to-one emotional and informational support to individuals who have a family member with developmental disabilities. The partner shares the experience of having a family member with a developmental disability, and is able to provide a unique form of support that only a person who has "been there" can.

Our peer support partners are experienced and trained, and work in partnership with individuals by assisting with advocacy and support needs. Whether the need arises during the birth-to-three period, the transition into the school system, or the transition to work and independent living, we match individuals with the appropriate peer support partner.

If you are interested in either becoming a peer support partner or being matched with one, please contact Edward Perez, family support specialist, at 213.383.1300 x.4986 or