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

OR

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.

 

To download this flyer, to give to someone who may not have internet access, please click HERE.

 

 


Are These Needs Special? #NotSpecialNeeds

Are These Needs special?

*NOT SPECIAL NEEDS | March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day | #NotSpecialNeeds

Words are important; they represent the alphabet of our culture. If we want to change our culture then we must start by reflecting on the words that we use and what they reveal about how we think. We need to educate ourselves and others about how changes in language can demolish prejudice, change our mindsets and, as a consequence, our reality.

 Ask yourself: what “special needs” does a person with Down syndrome really have? Check out http://www.notspecialneeds.com to discover a new perspective.

#NotSpecialNeeds
#WDSD17
#downsyndrome

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*This video is being distributed freely to help disseminate information, and educate people about down syndrome. SAU1 does not own this video, and all credit is given to the original author. Because this information is being distributed freely for educational purposes this would fall under fair use. You can view source citations and fair use definition HERE.