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A group for folks who are disabled (self-defined), or anyone who is navigating living outside of the spectrum of neurotypical and/or able-bodied norms. Register here. (http://bit.ly/36oZWD8)

*An additional social held the 2nd Saturday of each month from 5PM-6:30PM, a monthly book club held the 2nd Monday of each month from 6:30-8PM, and bimonthly workshops held as well, find more information at www.basicallywonderful.online/upcoming-events*

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.

In This Group We

Always accept new members
Are accepting of all body types, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, genders, and backgrounds.
Respect any and all accommodations that are needed to be made.
Welcome all levels of physical 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
We give everyone an equal opportunity to share

JOIN BY COMPUTER OR APP: http://ZOOM.US/J/81956891597

CALL IN NUMBER: 1 929 205 6099

MEETING ID: 819 5689 1597

This space was made possible through a partnership between Peer Support Space and Basically Wonderful.

Link to closed Facebook group for additional support: Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)

Upcoming events (4+)

Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)

Needs a location

A group for folks who are disabled (self-defined), or anyone who is navigating living outside of the spectrum of neurotypical and/or able-bodied norms. Register here: NotaBadWord.Eventbrite.com

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.

In This Group We:

-Always accept new members
-Are accepting of all body types, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, genders, and backgrounds.
-Respect any and all accommodations that are needed to be made.
-Welcome all levels of physical 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
-We give everyone an equal opportunity to share

JOIN BY COMPUTER OR APP: ZOOM.US/J/[masked]
CALL IN NUMBER:[masked]
MEETING ID:[masked]

This space was made possible through a partnership between Peer Support Space and Basically Wonderful.

Link to closed Facebook group for additional support: Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)

Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)

Needs a location

A group for folks who are disabled (self-defined), or anyone who is navigating living outside of the spectrum of neurotypical and/or able-bodied norms. Register here: NotaBadWord.Eventbrite.com

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.

In This Group We:

-Always accept new members
-Are accepting of all body types, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, genders, and backgrounds.
-Respect any and all accommodations that are needed to be made.
-Welcome all levels of physical 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
-We give everyone an equal opportunity to share

JOIN BY COMPUTER OR APP: ZOOM.US/J/[masked]
CALL IN NUMBER:[masked]
MEETING ID:[masked]

This space was made possible through a partnership between Peer Support Space and Basically Wonderful.

Link to closed Facebook group for additional support: Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)

Social Meet Up for Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)

Needs a location

A spin-off group of Disability (Is Not a Bad Word), this event gives folks the opportunity to spend time with peers in a fun, social setting. Social Meetups are happening on the second Saturday of each month, and are virtual until further notice.

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 This Group We

-Always accept new members
-Are accepting of all body types, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, genders, and backgrounds.
-Respect any and all accommodations that are needed to be made.
-Welcome all levels of physical 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
-We give everyone an equal opportunity to share

Join event by your computer (or the zoom app) by using the link or you can call the call-in number from your phone and then enter the meeting ID when prompted.

JOIN BY COMPUTER OR APP: ZOOM.US/J/[masked]

CALL IN NUMBER:[masked]

MEETING ID:[masked]

This space was brought to you by Peer Support Space and Basically Wonderful.

Link to closed Facebook group for additional support: Disability (Is Not a Bad Word)

Disabled Babes Book Club

Needs a location

Disabled Babes Book Club is a virtual book club where disabled folks will get the chance to read a selection of books that feature disabled characters and/or are written by disabled authors. 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. Also, we’re strong believers that everyone is a babe- thus our book club is open to folks of all genders.

We'll be meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month @ 6:30PM-8:00PM EST for a group discussion of Disabled Babes Book Club’s current book choice. Over the course of three months, we will be reading one book and participating in open discussions about it during our monthly meetings. We’ll be releasing a schedule so you’ll know exactly what will be discussed at each meeting. Attendance is not mandatory- come as you are whenever you want! Live captions will be provided. ASL interpretation is available upon request (please give at least 48 hours notice).

To register for Disabled Babes Book Club, please visit www.basicallywonderful.online/bookclubs

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.

The first book we’ll be reading is Disability Visibility, edited by Alice Wong.

Disabled Babes Book Club Schedule:

August 9th- Discussion of Part 4 of Disability Visibility edited by Alice Wong

October 11th- Discussion of Get a Life, Chloe Brown: Prologue + Chapters 1-7

November 8th- Discussion of Get a Life, Chloe Brown: Chapters 8-15

December 13th- Discussion of Get a Life, Chloe Brown: Chapters 16-23 + Epilogue

This book club is being co-facilitated by Bell Giannosa (they/them) and Alex Candage (ze/zir), disabled friends who are passionate about disabled representation and creating intentional spaces for disabled folks.

This space was brought to you by Peer Support Space and Basically Wonderful.

Learn more about Peer Support Space at peersupportspace.org

Learn more about Basically Wonderful at basicallywonderful.online
If you are unable to purchase the book we’re reading, please contact Bell Giannosa to discuss scholarship opportunities. Limited scholarships are available and are first come, however, we set money aside for this and really want money to not be a barrier. Please let Bell know if you could use help purchasing a book.

If you would like to donate towards this scholarship fund, please visit www.basicallywonderful.online/bookclubs

We love our allies, but this space is not an ally space. This group will stay closed to its identity-specific patrons only. We will be posting our book recommendations, and encourage you to read them on your own if you’re looking for books with more disability representation.
For questions, accessibility needs, or book scholarships please contact Bell Giannosa at [masked]

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Diversability Peer Group

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