Tue, Sep 06

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Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)- A Virtual Gathering

Disability (Is Not a Bad Word) is a peer-led space to build support and friendship.

Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)- A Virtual Gathering

Time & Location

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Sep 06, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Online Event

About the event

Disability (Is Not a Bad Word) meets virtually on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 6:30PM-8PM EST.

You must email us to receive the link to join us at this meeting. Even if you register/RSVP for this meeting, you must still email us to receive the link. Please send an email to beck@basicallywonderful.online with the subject line “DINABW Zoom Link”.

Disability (Is Not a Bad Word) is a peer-led space to build support and friendship.

This group is for folks who are disabled (self-defined) and anyone who is navigating living outside of the spectrum of neurotypical and/or able-bodied norms.

We honor that every individual is their own expert and every individual has the right to make their own choices including how they explain, understand, address, and describe their lived experience, mental/physical health, and identities.

In a world that often doesn’t make room for us, this group is a space for us to feel a sense of comfort and belonging. It’s a chance to meet others like you, who can relate to what you may be going through. We will have an open discussion on a different topic each meeting. We welcome you to come and just be in the space with us, there is no need to share anything to attend, your role as a supportive listener is equally as important. Our focus is around discussing daily life, having space to vent and air grievances, and discussing topics relevant to our community, while creating friendships with like-minded peers. People who need or want assistance are welcome to bring someone to join them during the group’s meetings, but otherwise this group is closed to only patrons for whom the group is meant.

This is a non-clinical group that is led by Beck DeTrempe (they/them) and Caroline Pittman (they/she), disabled friends that are passionate about creating a space for you all.

ASL Interpreters are available by request. Please email us at beck@basicallywonderful.online to request ASL Interpretation at least two weeks prior to the meeting date. If you make a request under two weeks, we will do our best to accommodate you, but can not guarantee an interpreter will be available.

For more information or accessibility needs, you can contact Beck at beck@basicallywonderful.online

This space was made possible through a partnership between Peer Support Space and  Basically Wonderful.

Learn about Peer Support Space at peersupportspace.org

Learn more about Basically Wonderful at basicallywonderful.online

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