Our Association opened up its activity of Peer Counselling, which will be carried out in an office room of the building of the State Institute of the Disabled in Budapest.
Our counsellors are people in wheelchair themselves living independently, who – owing lots of experiences, solved life situations – wish to help other people with disabilities through promoting independent decision making ability to live an active, creative, self-determining life.
Councellors consider as important that in certain situations also family members and friends visit the office. With their cooperation it is more effectively possible to give more opportunities to the disabled person for obtaining education, job, relationship.
Of course counsellors provide practical information on the sorts and availability of technical aids, as well as on the conditions of several benefits, on laws and regulations, etc.