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

OCSS Logo 2014

UPDATE

The next OCSS webinar Strategies for Membership Recruitment  will be Thursday, May 14, 2015

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

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


Self Advocacy is like Kutzu, you can’t stop it!

OCSS in SC 2015

OCSS Advisory meeting in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina March 2015.

Our Community Standing Strong, SABE’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Self Advocacy Grant (OCSS) continues its efforts to spread the word about the power of self advocacy across the South.   The states involved in these efforts include: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  All states are being supported by partners in their perspective states as well as states sharing and encouraging others to progress.

Update on our activities:

    • Advisory Board Meeting met in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in March.  There were 35 participants and all members had a voice and a stake in activities.  Some members joined the meeting through GoToMeeting.  How awesome was that experience!  States teams discussed their work on their state plans.
    • Together, all of the  states that have completed 27 video blogs. The Vlogs range from various subjects of importance from each state.  Every state has different issues that need special attention.  http://www.youtube.com/playlist
    • We have reached our 1200 Survey Goal.  Congratulations! Total surveys are  1,302.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/
    • Monthly Webinars are hosted and conducted by self-advocates and allies. Topics have included: Writing a state technical assistance plan, How to produce Blogs/Vlogs, How to build partnerships, Funding Strategies, Strategies for Building an Effective Team.

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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