Links to Videos and Resources Shared During SARTAC Zoom Meetings

February 25th – Update from Self-Advocates in Washington State

Advocating to eliminate sub-minimum wages for people with disabilities and to close institutions.

People First of Washington and SelfAdvocates in leadership 2021 Legislative Agenda

Alliance in Advocacy Fact Sheet and  2021 Priorities

February 11th – Making Your Own Vision Board

Shameka Andrews – SANYS Community Outreach Coordinator

dream board or vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and words of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve like a source of inspiration and motivation. PowerPoint for 2.11.2021

February 8, 2021

Our final session discussing 3 different Civil Rights Movements. We explored what the African American, LGBTQ, and Self-Advocacy Movements have in common.

Powerpoint for 2.8.2021

January 21, 2021

LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement

Click here to get the PowerPoint used for this discussion.


All the information presented is also in Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People. This is a SARTAC plain language booklet about Civil Rights. Click here to see this easy to read 13-page booklet

January 14, 2021

What Does It Mean To Be A Self-Advocate?

Click here to get the PowerPoint for this discussion


January 6 and 11, 2021

Graphic of a Capitol Building surrounded by lobbyists holding documentsSelf-Advocates Statement About the Transition of Power & DC Events

Click here to read comments by self-advocates


November 23, 2020

Causing Good Trouble: This Is What a Coalition Is All About.  Click Here for the handout.

November 19, 2020

Requesting accommodations when you go to a hospital


November 16th

Check out our GREAT LIST of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving during the pandemic!

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Alternative Thanksgiving Ideas for 2020

November 2, 2020

Has anyone ever asked you why you’re voting? People with disabilities have the right to vote. But sometimes we have to deal with attitudes from people who think we are not smart enough to vote. This video explains your right to vote, especially if you need help to vote at the polls.

October 29, 2020 – Autism Training

Michelle Middlemiss described a survey and training she did to teach police and first responders about Autism. Click here for all of Michelle’s resources and a recording and copy of her 10/29/20 presentation.


October 26, 2020 – Supported Decision Making

John McCarty described resources and videos he made to educate people about Supported Decision Making and Termination Guardianship. Click here for all of John’s resources and a recording and copy of his 10/26/20 presentation.

October 22, 2020 – Funding for Self-Advocacy

Christinne Rudd described options for financial planning for State Self-Advocacy Groups. Click here for all of Christinne’s resources and a recording of her 10/22/20 presentation.

Also, check out – Creating a 12-week Major Donor Gift Campaign and Getting Your Board to Raise Money.

October 19, 2020 – Transportation

Melissa Southall described a project on Overcoming Transportation Barriers in Rural West Virginia. Click here for all of Melissa’s resources and a recording of her 10/19/20 presentation.

October 15, 2020 – School to Prison Pipeline

Jeff Johnson described a project on confronting  Segregated Education and the School to Prison Pipeline. Click here for all of Jeff’s resources and a recording of his 10/15/20 presentation.

October 12, 2020 – Youth and Self-Advocacy

Julian Wang – Engaging Youth in the Self Advocacy Movement.

Click here for all of Julian’s resources and a recording of his 10/12/20 presentation.

October 8, 2020 – Transportation

Right 2 Ride – The Center for Self Advocacy and Self Advocacy Association of New York State are making training videos on transportation advocacy to be released in 2021. Click here to review their presentation.

October 5, 2020 – COVID-19

We worked together to review a Decision-Making Tree about going out in public.

Click here to get this resource.

October 1, 2020 – SABE 2018 Alabama Conference

The 2020 SABE National Self-Advocacy conference was scheduled to start today. It was canceled due to COVID-19. We watched the SABE 2018 National Conference video and told stories of good times shared at our conferences over the years.

September 24, 2020 – Voting

Guest Speaker – US Commissioner of Election Access, Thomas Hicks presented with the SABE Go Voter Project.

September 17, 2020

Tracey Wyant & Jae Jin Pak of Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance did a presentation on how to hold virtual meetings.

September 14, 2020 – Marriage Penalty

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