Taking decisions

Why should you do this exercise? It’s a way to realize that we are all in charge of our lives. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The peer-supporter presents his situation. What is the objective of the exercise? Share life experiences Promote self-determination What is the method to be used? […]

The Peer

Why should you do this exercise? Understand the definition of peer: “A peer, is my equal, at my level. We share the same things. We feel the same things. A peer is someone who went through the same situations as me. A peer is not necessarily a friend or a family member.” What can be […]

Inclusion starts with an I

Why should you do this exercise? To understand the concepts of inclusion and exclusion, from each participant life experiences. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When preparing the training session, the Peer Trainer should do this exercise by himself/herself with the trainer. The Peer Trainer can explain the concepts and […]

Inclusion Experiences

Why should you do this exercise? Everybody has inclusion experiences. The group should talk about experiences of inclusion in their lives. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer Trainer can explain what a successful experience of inclusion is. The Peer Trainer can talk about his/her experiences of inclusion. For […]

Portrait

Why should you do this exercise? The exercise helps you to identify your good qualities. Positive self-vision enhances self-confidence, facilitates communication. It encourages to express your point of view. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Prepare and distribute materials. Divide the sheets with the named qualities or participate and perform […]

Trust your sense of smell

Why should you do this exercise? Often persons with disability have low self-esteem. The aim of the exercise is to increase self-esteem. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? Prepare sheets of paper with figures. Prepare questions together with the trainer. Ask / read the questions. The co-trainer can also perform […]

Steps towards self-determination and self-advocacy

Why should you do this exercise? Here you can learn: How are my individual assistance needs connected with self-advocacy? What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? This exercise a peer supporter should study carefully with the trainer. This will help later on in talks as a peer supporter. What is the […]

Understanding my role as Peer Supporter

Why should you do this exercise? The relation between the peer supporter and the person who receives help can get better. The participants can try out how it is to be the supporter or to receive help. The roles can be exchanged. The relation goes in both directions. What can be the role of a […]

Social Role Market

Why should you do this exercise? We all have different roles in society. A social role can be anything that you do at home, at work or during your free time. Social roles give us life experiences and increase our circle of support. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? When […]

Different topics for support

Why should you do this exercise? Everybody has life experiences. All of them are important. The group can talk about their own life experiences. The group can exchange life experiences about different topics of support. What can be the role of a Peer-Trainer with intellectual disability? The Peer Trainers can talk about their own life […]