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The Self Advocates United as 1 Logo has our name and initials. It includes outlines of people in different colors, one using a wheelchair and two walking, to reflect SAU1’s diversity. There is an outline of Pennsylvania and sunrise colors.   To the left of the logo are the words: In our logo, all kinds of people raise and join hands to celebrate a new day for self advocacy in Pennsylvania.
Self Advocates United as 1 is a group of people who envision a world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.
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SAU1 Power StaffJoe Chandler and  Christine Breakstone talk during a team-building activity at a staff event in March 2018.

Our Mission

To support the self advocacy of people with disabilities for positive impact in our communities and in people’s lives.

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SAU1 Power Staff Oscar Drummond and the late Brad El work on Oscar's Vision for his Everyday Life at a staff event in March 2018.

Our Vision

A world where people with developmental disabilities and their families are united to share knowledge, empower others, and use their voices to transform their communities and people’s lives.

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Your donation supports our mission: to support the self advocacy of people with disabilities for positive impact in our communities and in people’s lives.

Self Advocates United as 1 is a non-profit organization.  As a 501c3, Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.

Power Events

Jun

10

SAPNA Speak Up Day: Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration

Date Mon. Jun 10, 2024, 1 to 7PM (Eastern Time)
Location Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration 215 Jacob Murphy Lane Uniontown, PA 15401

Mon. Jun 10, 2024 1 - 7PM

Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration
215 Jacob Murphy Lane
Uniontown, PA 15401 Free Admission
Lunch, Dinner, and
Refreshmen…

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Jun

14

Power Talk with ODP

Date Fri. June 14 2024, 10am to 12pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. June 14 10am to 12pm Do you have questions about or issues with the supports and services for people with intellectual disabilities and or autism (ID/A) in PA? Join us for our mo…

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Jun

17

Getting Your Own Place: Myths and Facts

Date Mon. June 17 2024, 11am to 1pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Mon. June 17 11am to 1pm Join us to learn about Housing from SAU1 Power coaches! The Power Coaches will share some common myths about housing for people with disabilities, and then he…

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Jun

20

Getting Your Own Place: Myths and Facts

Date Thurs. June 20 2024, 7 to 8:30pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Thurs. June 20 7 to 8:30pm Join us to learn about Housing from SAU1 Power coaches! The Power Coaches will share some common myths about housing for people with disabilities, and then h…

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Jun

21

SAPNA Speak Up Day: Arc of Chester County

Date Fri. June 21, 2024, 10AM to 3:30PM (Eastern Time)
Location Arc of Chester County 900 Lawrence Drive West Chester, PA 19380

Fri. June 21, 2024 10AM - 3:30PM

Arc of Chester County
900 Lawrence Drive
West Chester, PA 19380 Free Admission
Lunch, and
Snacks Our Day Together 10 am Che…

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Are you having a tough time?

Power through the tough times with some of our helpful resources.

Knowledge is power, use it to connect with us!

Learn more about Self Advocates United as 1’s (SAU1) work, being a self advocate, and
speaking up for people’s rights

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SAU1
984 Water St.
PO Box 297
Meadville PA 16335

Email SAU1 at info@sau1.org.
Give Carla at SAU1 a call at
724 588 2378.

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