Roland Johnson was an outspoken person and leader in our national self advocacy movement. He was one of the founding members of SABE. SABE gives the Roland Johnson Award to honor a self advocate for his or her hard work in the self advocacy movement. The 2018 Award was given to two people.  In memory…

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The Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) National Conference was held June 7, 2018 – June 9, 2018. A Life time Achievement Award was given to Karl Williams.  Karl is a singer songwriter who has captured the spirit of the Self Advocacy Movement with SABE by writing, and producing an album released in April 1998. RESPECT…

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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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