The Self Advocates Becoming Empowered National Conference was held June 7, 2018 – June 9, 2018. The theme was LET’S MAKE IT HAPPEN! DISABILITY RIGHTS ARE CIVIL RIGHTS. The conference was held in Birmingham, Alabama. Here is a 2-minute video of beautiful photos taken during the conference. They were taken by Jerimie Goike. Below you…

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Self Advocates Becoming Empowered National Conference June 7, 2018 – June 9, 2018 Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, AL This video shows highlights of the SABE conference in Alabama! We had an extraordinary experience learning from each other about our human and civil rights. We learned the history of our struggles by discovering the lessons…

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Advocating Change Together has responded to Minnesota’s recent push for more integration by launching the Olmstead Academy. The Academy is a 12-month program of classroom and fieldwork through which self-advocates, working in teams, are positioned to help lead the state’s Olmstead Plan, and its goal of greater community integration for people with disabilities. Classroom sessions cover…

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Sex Talk for Self-Advocates Webinar #6: LGBTQ+ Relationships was recorded on December 3, 2019. Our panel of sexuality educators and self-advocates discussed questions related to LGBTQ+ relationships for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This webinar is part of an on-going series that addresses self-advocate questions about relationships and sexuality. This series is a great…

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Nancy Ward was a founding chair of Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), a national self-advocacy organization, and is respected nationally as a leader in the people-first movement. She started her self-advocacy work with People First of Nebraska, and now serves in Oklahoma as the Voting Rights Advocate for the Oklahoma Disability Law Center. Ms. Ward…

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