Support Groups

Acquired Disability Group

At any stage in our lives, we may acquire a disability or medical condition. This support group is designed to assist individuals to understand and manage their disabilities, to enhance self-esteem, and to realize how to maximize the use of community resources.

Facilitator: Olivia Babis, Peer Mentor
Contact: Peermentor@scil4u.org or (941) 351-9545, Ext. 109


Brain Injury Support Group

Though not always visible and sometimes seemingly minor, a head injury is complex. It can cause physical, cognitive, social, behavioral and vocational changes. In many cases, recovery becomes a lifelong process of adjustments and accommodations for the injured person and their family.

Join our support group and receive valuable information on how you and your family can cope. Caregivers are also encouraged to attend.

Facilitator: Olivia Babis, Program Director
Meeting Times: Third Tuesday of every other even month from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Suncoast Center for Independent Living
Contact Info: TiPeermentor@scil4u.org or (941) 351-9545, Ext. 109


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Support Groups for Men with Disabilities

Living life as a man with disability poses many challenges. Join us every first Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. to share your trials, triumphs and tribulations, ask questions, share ideas, and just talk with others that know what you are going through.

Facilitator: Olivia Babis, Peer Mentor
Meeting Times: First Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Suncoast Center for Independent Living, Conference Room
RSVP: Peermentor@scil4u.org or (941) 351-9545, Ext. 109

*In order to participate in the Men with Disabilities Support Group, you must sign up as a consumer of Suncoast Center for Independent Living.

 


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Support Groups for Women with Disabilities

Living life as a woman with disability poses many challenges. Join us every second Wednesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. to share your trials, triumphs and tribulations, ask questions, share ideas, and just talk with others that know what you are going through.

Facilitator: Olivia Babis, Peer Mentor
Meeting Times: Second Tuesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Suncoast Center for Independent Living, Transition Center
RSVP: Peermentor@scil4u.org or (941) 351-9545, Ext. 109.

*In order to participate in the Women with Disabilities Support Group, you must sign up as a consumer of Suncoast Center for Independent Living.


Autism Support Group

Living life as a woman with disability poses many challenges. Join us Fourth Thursday of every other odd month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Facilitator: Olivia Babis, Peer Mentor
Meeting Times: Fourth Tuesday of every other odd month from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Suncoast Center for Independent Living
RSVP: Peermentor@scil4u.org or (941) 351-9545, Ext. 109.

*In order to participate in the Women with Disabilities Support Group, you must sign up as a consumer of Suncoast Center for Independent Living.