A Time to Learn Our History

In conjunction with National DISABILITY Pride Day,

Speaking For Ourselves

is proud to present

A Time to Learn Our History

…what was, who we are currently

& who we will be in the future!

at the National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

June 17, 2017
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come see our colorful and informative History Panels about Speaking For Ourselves Hear our stories! See our short & entertaining videos!

*Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Coalition Honoring People with Disabilities in Pennsylvania

Let’s Speak Up! and Let’s Get to Work!

Let’s Speak Up! and Let’s Get to Work!

People with disabilities and allies are invited to join us for conversation and a Free meal!

Let’s Talk About:

Self Advocacy

Self Advocates and Advocates

Everyone’s Rights

After We Eat, Let’s Talk About:

Getting ready to work

Looking for and finding a job

Applying and Interviewing

Support and accommodations

Keeping your benefits

Who can help


When we learn new things, we are powerful!


Reserve your place by June 7th! Seats are limited!

Call Regina at 724-456-1460 OR email regina@sau1.org

Tell Regina the day and place that works best for you.

Tuesday June 13, 3:30 to 7:30 pm at Hoss’s Steak and Seafood

                           2432 PA-257, Cranberry, PA 16319


Wednesday June 14, 3:30 to 7:30 pm, Hoss’s Steak and Seafood

     18817 Smock Hwy, Meadville, PA 16335


Meet Power Coach

Sam “the Man” Maxwell

Sam has been involved with SAU1 for about 10 years now. He started back when it was under the umbrella of Vision for  Equality. He came back when SAU1 staff called him one day asking him if he wanted a job doing office work, which led him to be a power coach as well.

Right now Sam has a couple of jobs with SAU1. He does office work like laminating, shredding and other tasks at the Greenville office. He is also a power coach for the Self Advocacy Power Network for All (SAPNA) which is managed by SAU1. Sam travels to our meetings to learn material and practice his skills so he can coach others on things they need to know, like “Let’s Speak Up!” and “Let’s Get to Work!”.

Sam says he really likes working for SAU1 because it’s a good job that allows him to help other people stand up and advocate for themselves. He likes to travel as a coach to tell others his story and listen to their stories. It’s important to Sam that he makes a difference by coaching and it gets others to stand up for themselves because he stands up for himself by example.


The Self Advocacy Power Network for All (SAPNA) is funded and approved by the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) and managed by Self Advocates United as 1, Inc.  Email info@SAU1.org.


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Pennsylvania Disability Funding Rally

Where is the Rally?

Harrisburg Capitol Rotunda

North 3rd Street, Harrisburg PA 17120


When is the Rally?

Monday June 5 2017, 11:00 AM


Who is the Rally for?

People with disabilities, Family members, Friends, Disability Organizations, Advocates


Support Disability Funding in Pennsylvania

Join advocates from across the state to advocate for fair funding for Pennsylvanians with disabilities.

Participating groups include:

PA House Autism & Intellectual Disability Caucus | Disability Rights Pennsylvania | Institute on Disabilities Temple University | PAR | RCPA | Self Advocates United as 1 | Speaking For Ourselves | The Arc of PA and its 33 chapters | The PA Waiting List Campaign | The Provider Alliance | UCP of PA and Chapters | Vision for EQuality


You Live Here.

You Work Here.

You Matter.

Make Yourself Heard.



For more information contact

The Arc of PA: Maureen Cronin

mcronin@thearcpa.org  717 – 234 – 2621

Vision for Equality: Maureen Devaney

mdevaney@visionforequality.org and

Dee Coccia



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