Support Groups and Peer Groups

AYLP Resource Directory

Advance Youth Leadership Power

Advance Youth Leadership Power (AYLP) members are youth with disabilities who organize campaigns for social change on behalf of young people with disabilities. Learn More

Cross Disability Support Group

The Cross Disability Support group at Access Living provides a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery. Through peer support, people with disabilities can find a safe place to get together to share their concerns and solve problems about everyday issues that affect their lives.Learn More

Disability Justice Mentoring Collective

DJMC provides a unique opportunity for youth with disabilities, ages 13 to 18, to receive guidance and support from a mentor who cares about disability justice.Learn More

M&M Roll Model Program

The M&M “Roll “ Model Program fosters new and on going mentoring relationships between teen girls with disabilities ( 13—19 years old ) and women with disabilities. Mentees and Mentors have various disabilities and come from diverse cultural socio-economic backgrounds.
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Reaching Our Dreams

Independent Living Skills training program empowers youth to live independently

Reaching Our Dreams is a new program that helps young people with disabilities develop skills that will enable them to become independent and more active in their futureLearn More

Stepping Stones

A peer support group for people with disabilities who have just moved out of institutions and into their own homes through the Access Living Community Reintegration program.Learn More

The Empowered Fe Fes - Group for Young Women

The Empowered Fe Fes

Girls and women with disabilities campaign on disability issues through a gender perspective.

The Empowered Fe Fes is a support and action group of young women with disabilities ages 13 to 24. The Fe Fes represent all different kinds of disabilities and come from different racial and ethnic communities around Chicago.
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