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What is peer mentoring?

(1) Peer mentoring is a form of mentorship that takes place between a person who is living through the experience of having a developmental disability or family member of a person who has a developmental disability (peer mentor) and a person who is new to that experience (the peer mentee).
(2) Peer mentors utilize their personal experiences to provide support and guidance to a waiver participant and family members of a waiver participant.
(3) Peer mentors may orient a waiver participant to local community services, programs, and resources and provide answers to participants' questions or suggest other sources of support.
(4) Peer mentoring is available in the IFS waiver.
[Statutory Authority: 2014 c 139, 2014 c 166, 2015 3rd sp.s. c 4, RCW 71A.12.030, and 71A.12.120. WSR 16-17-009, ยง 388-845-1190, filed 8/4/16, effective 9/4/16.]
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