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Easterseals | Disability Services for Young Adults mentors for adults with disabilities


At The MENTOR Network, we believe that everyone is capable of reaching new heights and thriving in the community. Our services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) focus on personal choice while recognizing the specialized, and often complex, needs of the individuals we serve.

Adults with Disabilities. We offer programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and medically complex conditions. Our services are designed with the belief that with the right support, people of all abilities are capable of thriving in the communities they call home.

Support and Empowerment for Young Women with Disabilities. Are you a young woman with a disability? Join Easterseals Thrive for a supportive online community to meet friends, find mentors, engage in lively conversation, find resources, and more!

A 1997 article in Information Technology and Disabilities that shares research on the value of online peer support for students with disabilities. DO-IT Pals An e-community of college-bound teens with disabilities and mentors. Taking Charge: Stories of Success and Self-Determination, Taking Charge 2, .

It is our hope that one day – with the support of the National Disability Mentoring Coalition and others who share our vision — there will be more mentors available to help connect youth and adults with disabilities to careers and full community inclusion. Rayna Aylward and Derek Shields Co-Chairs, National Disability Mentoring Coalition. p.s.