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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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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Tia Nelis is the new Director of Policy & Advocacy for TASH. She comes to TASH after serving as Self-Advocacy Specialist at the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center within the Institute on Disability and Human Development at University of Illinois at Chicago. She also is one of the past chairperson of the National Organization of…

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