Peer support

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Peer support is when a peer who has had the same experience helps another person by teaching them and listening to them. For a person with a disability, peer support is when a disabled person helps another person with the same kind of disability learn about independence and equal rights and how to take part in society. Peer support can help any kind of person who has any kind of problem. Some people can become peer mentors to help younger people.

The Article 26 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities requires also peer support as rehabilitation.