Sat, Jul 09|
Social Meetup for Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)
Join us for some fun virtual games!
Time & Location
Jul 09, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT
About the event
Join us for an afternoon of fun virtual games! We will be playing Jackbox Games together at this event.
This Social Meetup is a spin-off group of Disability (Is Not a Bad Word) and meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2PM EST.
Link to Join: zoom.us/j/81956891597
Call in Number: 1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 819 5689 1597
Disability (Is Not a Bad Word) is a safe peer-led space to build support and friendship. This group is for folks who are disabled (self-defined), chronically ill, those who experience chronic pain, have mobility impairments, 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. 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. We will have an open discussion on a different topic each month. 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 a safe space to vent and air grievances, and discussing topics relevant to our community, while creating friendships with like-minded peers.
Our Comfort Agreement:
In This Group We
-Always accept new members
-Are accepting of all body types, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, genders, and backgrounds.
-Embrace a gender diverse community and encourage everyone to share and respect pronouns
-Avoid conversations surrounding diets and weight
-Respect any and all accommodations that are needed to be made.
-Welcome all levels of physical and mental abilities
-Keep things confidential
-Are non-judgmental and understand that all of our stories are different
-Respect any language that you use to express your identities and lived experiences
-Ask before giving feedback and/or advice
-Use “I” statements, and avoid “should”s and “have to”s
-Give everyone an equal opportunity to share, if they want to
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.
For more information or accessibility needs, you can contact Beck at firstname.lastname@example.org
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