Past NCAPPS Webinars

Exploring the Intersectionality of Peer Support and Person-Centered Planning across Disability

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

In this webinar, a diverse trio of peer supporters will share their perspectives on person-centered planning in the context of their lived experience. Presenters will discuss opportunities and challenges for blending and strengthening peer support and person-centered planning in diverse communities, and in physical, mental health, and intellectual and developmental disability services.

Meet the presenters

Martha Barbone

Martha Barbone served in the U.S. Air Force before being sidelined by a diagnosis of depression and PTSD. After several years including multiple hospitalizations, medications, and other treatments, she was introduced to peer support. This led to newfound hope and discovery of inner strength. Martha has worked as the director of CPS training and provided peer support on an inpatient unit, in a peer-run organization and facilitated groups in the VA. She currently is the Interim Director of Operations for iNAPS.

Ebony Flint

Ebony Flint is a Certified Peer Specialist, a Peer Group Facilitator for Alternatives to Suicide and Hearing Voices Network, and a Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator for adults, young adults, and trauma survivors, working with populations both within the community and in hospital settings. She works for Advocates, Inc as the Peer Program Coordinator for The Living Room, a 24-hour, peer run crisis alternative in Massachusetts. Her passion for this work comes from being a parent of a child with special needs and having overcome traumatic experiences herself.

Sassy Outwater-Wright

Sassy Outwater-Wright is the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. She has fifteen years of experience in the digital accessibility fields, consulting for small businesses, helping make products and services digitally accessible. Her background is in user experience and project management, and she specializes in multiple disability intersectionality.