The Toowoomba Peer Support Group is a group for people with disability, run by people with disability living in the Toowoomba area. Group Convenors Nadia Brady and Sharon Boyce host monthly face-to-face meetings at the Toowoomba library. They also run online meetings for those who are unable to attend the face-to-face group.

The Toowoomba Peer Support Group talk about a range of topics including communication styles, favourite books, movies, or video games, and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at Toowoomba Library, 155 Herries Street, Toowoomba

The group meets on the fourth Thursday of the month online via Zoom.

Call QDN on 1300 363 783 or email peersupport@qdn.org.au to find out more about these meetings.

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“There's a saying "presume competence" which means "Assume I can do stuff, instead of assuming I can't do stuff". I think that's something peer groups are good at doing. If someone takes time to figure out what they need to say, or they communicate differently, it's not really an issue, and it's just ok to have more time. I feel like in my group it's not about having a magic wand to fix problems, but we always give people space so they are heard. Before I joined a peer group, I was pretty used to going places with my mum and her talking for me. For me the big difference is getting a chance to talk for myself with only disabled people around, not service providers and carers, who don't have the same life experience.”

Nadia Brady, Toowoomba

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