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Apply to become a Peer Mentor!

Peer Mentor Training Program  for People with I/DD
Applications Now Available for Cohort 2!
* Stipend Provided for Participation *

The North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) is recruiting approximately 15 individuals to participate in a Peer Mentor training for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (I/DD). We are seeking individuals with lived experience with an I/DD with demonstrated knowledge of and direct personal experience navigating the North Carolina Medicaid delivery system.

Participants will learn key concepts to support peers with I/DD in a managed care system. All classes incorporate learning activities to be done as a group and individually, as well as knowledge checks. Participants will complete a pre-training and post-training evaluation to provide feedback which will be incorporated to improve the overall curriculum.

Topics include:

  • The role of the peer mentor
  • Supporting choices
  • Ethics and etiquette
  • Abuse, bullying & neglect
  • Self-determination and self-advocacy
  • Mental health and substance abuse
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Detecting scams and fraud

The program will begin in April 2022, with classes held weekly. All sessions will be held via Zoom to ensure the safety and health of the participants.

Individuals will receive a stipend of $300 to participate in the program and complete a pre-training and post-training evaluation. Upon completing the course and achieving an 85% proficiency score, individuals will receive a certificate of course completion.

Learn more about the program, see answers to frequently asked questions, and apply here: https://www.iddpeermentor.com/CohortRecruitment

Deadline is February 18!


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This project was supported, in part by grant number 2001NCSCDD-02, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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