SAU1 Power Staff Renee Benise (peach dress) and Josh Harper (to the left of Renee) speak up, with a crowd of self advocates, about the importance of funding services for people with disabilities at a rally at the Capitol rotunda in Harrisburg in January 2019.
September 9, 2020 | by sau1admin
Ambassador, Power Coach
Hi, my name is Josh Harper.
I live in Philadelphia County and I am a Power Coach for SAU1.
I started in 2015.
It is important to me to be a self advocate because I can use my voice and live my life, my way.
I became part of SAU1 to make friends and learn. My favorite thing about SAU1 is meeting new people and showing people how to say “Knowledge is Power” at our events. I hope that I can teach people that you can have a good life.
In my life outside of SAU1, I enjoy painting, going to the movies, swimming, watching TV, listening to music, dancing, and using the computer.
I went to a charter school called First Philly. I liked that school but I didn’t like high school.
I have learned to speak up. My mom doesn’t like that sometimes. I have learned how to pick the things I like and want in my life.
My vision for my everyday life is to do things like work and be with people I like. I want to be a part of other people’s lives, my way. I want people to know I’m Josh.
I have a cat named Misty. I’m not sure if I like her.
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