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.

Our Community Standing Strong Webinars

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The next OCSS webinar Strategies for Building an Effective Team will be Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

SABE Conference 2016

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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.

Public Awareness & Outreach Liaison Job Posting

SABE has posted a Public Awareness & Outreach Liaison job. If you are interested in learning more, click here. We will be accepting letters of interest and resumes until the position is filled.

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