Peer Supporters serve as role models, as only someone with personal experience with disabilities can do. They share life experience and bring new ideas and information to facilitate independence. They work one-on-one, in small groups, and hold regular monthly Peer Support Groups for those interested—both on-site and online. Please check out our schedule below:

Empower Hour

Able South Carolina offers peer support groups for individuals with all types of disabilities. Our Empower Hour is led by your peers and meets to discuss independence, share resources, make new friends, and give support to each other.

Empower Hour is a great chance to connect with others! Individuals with disabilities can participate in one of our online peer support groups:

Weekly Support Group:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Google Meet: http://meet.google.com/ive-hevx-jrj
Call-In Number: +1 402-824-0092
PIN: 838 332 043#

Monthly Support Group:

Second Thursday of each month, 4:00 - 5:00 PM
Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/232780658
Call-In Number: +1 312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 232 780 658
2021 Monthly Meeting Dates: January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9

Youth Hangouts

Our Youth Hangouts are run by our Equip Leadership Group. Topics of discussion focus on transitioning into adulthood, self-advocacy, and independent living skills. Click here to learn more about the Equip Program.

  • Equip Online Hangouts are the first Thursday of the month, 6-7 PM through Google Meet, and In-Person Hangouts are the third Thursday of every month, from 6-7 PM.

    • NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our In-Person Hangouts have moved to Online Hangouts for the foreseeable future.

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