Welcome to the SABE Website!

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States. Founded in 1990, we have been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the 50 states and the world for 24 years. Our non-profit advocacy organization is run by a board of self-advocates representing 9 regions of the country.

VOTE Project Distance Training Webinars 2015

SABE Voter Project goes Tech

Special thanks to Alabama, Arizona, Florida, and Maryland for joining us this on the vote project.  Technology can never replace face to face meetings or trainings, but we can have a great learning experience when you have caring and passionate people working together.

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SABE vote project presenting using GoToWebinar.

AL P&A voting 2015

The Alabama staff from the Protection and Advocacy joining in on the Distance Learning Webinar.

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Vote project Candy activity.

SABE Voter project 2014

2014 was SABE's first year training self advocacy groups and their P&A organizations.  States that participated were Maine, South Carolina, and Wisconsin.


SABE's My Technology Handbook

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Click on the title above, The My Technology Book  to learn about social media.  This version allows for screen readers to be used.

Click here for the user-friendly version with "graphics" of the SABE My Technology Handbook

If you want to learn about internet safety, creating an email, and using different types of social media, this book is for you.



Our Community Standing Strong Webinars

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The next OCSS webinars:

Youth Leadership Training, Youth Summits, and Other Ways to Engage Youth  will be Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm EDT

If you are interested in finding out more information, please contact Juliana Huerena (prinzjana@aol.com, 602-502-7426).

SABE Conference 2016

SABE OKC new board 2014

Thank you to everyone for a successful SABE Conference in Oklahoma City!

Here is the bid packet, which provides a structure for potential hosts to submit bids and to organize the tasks associated with the conference. Contact us at SABEnation@gmail.com

We are looking for states to bid using the packet. Will your state be the next host of this exciting opportunity? More information about the  next conference will be available soon.

See you in 2016!

Check out the OCSS Video Blogs


Click here to see the videos. Learn about the issues that are important to people with disabilities, powerful words of leadership.

Fundraiser Position Job Posting

SABE has posted a Fundraiser Position. If you are interested in learning more, click here. We will be accepting letters of interest and resumes until the position is filled.

Photo Gallery 2014