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


The next webinar presented by Oklahoma on SALT Self Advocacy Leadership Training will be Wednesday, February 18, 2015.

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








On Election Day, November 4, we are working with 12 Protection and Advocacy organizations across the country and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE’s) Project Vote to learn about the voting experiences of voters with disabilities.  To do this, we need your help!

SurveyMonkeyIf you are a voter with a disability or know voters with disabilities, would you please click on the Survey Monkey link below and answer the questions on this checklist.  Because not every voter will have access to a computer, we are also asking if you have friends who are voters to help them answer the questions on the two checklists below.  Please use the scroll bar and scroll down on the right side of the survey to get started. 


Project VOTE Voter Experience Election Day Survey November 2014



This information is very important to us so we can make sure voters with disabilities in our state are able to cast a private and independent ballot without any barriers.  By knowing this, we can let the Secretary of State Office and Election Officials know your comments.   It takes all of us working together to make sure all citizens in our state can cast a private and independent ballot.


SABE Conference 2016

Thank you to everyone for a successful SABE Conference in Oklahoma City! There is a bid packet available here, which provides a structure for potential hosts to submit bids and to organize the tasks associated with the conference. We are looking for states to bid using the packet. More information about next year's conference will be available over the coming months. 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.

Photo Gallery 2014