Peer Mentors

Image of three people with disability holding cards that describe what AT menas for them. They are laughing and smiling at the camera.  Cards say, AT equals freedom, AT equals inclusion and communication, AT equals independence and freedom and knowledge in accessibility.  The world of assistive technology (AT) can be difficult to navigate alone.

AT Chat was created by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities to simplify the process of finding AT to Live, Play and Work.

Based on the feedback we received from our community of AT users, AT Chat is expanding to offer a world-first AT service that pairs an AT Peer Mentor with experienced health professionals to provide an AT service like no other.

What is a Peer Mentor?

A AT Peer Mentor is an expert AT user with lived experience and AT training who is dedicated to applying their knowledge to help you reach your goals.

AT Chat is currently in the process of formalising a team of peer mentors who are expert AT users in a range of areas of AT that are willing and available to assist novice and developing users with peer support and mentoring around AT solutions.

Help build Australia’s best AT service.

We are co-designing our AT Peer Mentoring service through the Living Labs methodology and we want you to be part of this journey.

We are seeking people with disability to complete our short survey to share their insights around how they believe an Assistive Technology Peer Mentor could assist them to make decisions about AT and facilitate them to reach their goals.  You can be from anywhere in Australia if you’d like to participate.

Thank you to the many people who’ve completed the survey already – the responses have been fantastic. We appreciate you sharing your lived experience.  You can complete the survey by following this link.

AT Chat is also collating stories from LACs, Planners and Support Workers regarding how an ATPM could assist NDIS participants who use assistive technology (AT) to make decisions about AT that will facilitate them to reach their goals.

If you would like to share your story about how an ATPM could have assisted an NDIS participant or client you have worked with please follow this link to a short survey; we would love to hear your thoughts.