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Rita Valentine

September 9, 2020 | by sau1admin

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Administrative Coordinator

Hi, my name is Rita Valentine, just like the holiday.

I live in Crawford County and I am the Administrative Coordinator for SAU1.

I started in December of 2019.

It’s important to me to be a self advocate because I know what is best for me, and I don’t want other people making decisions for me.

I started at SAU1 because I was out of a job. I also wanted to make a difference in the world. I wanted to work for a place that builds people up, not knocks them down! My favorite thing about SAU1 is the encouragement everyone gives to each other. It is priceless!

I hope to help SAU1 make the world a better place for everyone.

In my life outside of SAU1, I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes. I love to sing and be a part of my church’s choir. I have a master’s degree in library science that I earned online. I also have a bachelor's degree in business and economics. I love to do research!

My vision for my everyday life is to make each day important and make it count.

I don’t have any pets myself. I do have a neph-dog, Jack the Beagle, and three neph-cats - Salem, Bandit, and Galaxy. I am an Aunt to three nephews and two nieces, and two grand nieces. I dearly love them all.

My favorite meal is a one pot wonder of ham, green beans, and potatoes. Yum! Anytime my family or friends get together and share a meal - that is my favorite food.

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Waiver Changes with Katie-Marie

Date Fri. June 9 2022, 10:30AM to 12 PM (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. June 9 10:30am to 12pm For video and audio by computer or smartphone,
get the passcode from Rita anytime before the event!
Call or Email
The day o…

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Jul

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Speak Up Saturdays

Date Sat. July 22 2023, 10:30AM - 4PM (Eastern Time)
Location Self Advocates United As 1, 984 Water Street, Meadville PA 16335

You Are NOT Alone! All About Trauma All About Wellness July 22 2023
10:30AM - 4PM
Check in at 10AM Self Advocates United as 1
984 Water St.
Meadville PA 16335 All About...…

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Jul

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Speak Up Saturdays

Date Sat. July 15 2023, 10:30AM - 4PM (Eastern Time)
Location 521 Trailblazer Dr. Nanticoke, PA 18634

You Are NOT Alone! All About Trauma All About Wellness July 15 2023
10:30AM - 4PM
Check in at 10AM Luzerne Community College
521 Trailblazer Dr.
Nanticoke PA 18634 All Abo…

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Jul

29

Speak Up Saturdays

Date Sat. July 29 2023, 10:30AM - 4PM (Eastern Time)
Location 271 Paulson Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15206

You Are NOT Alone! All About Trauma All About Wellness July 29th 2023
10:30AM - 4PM
Check in at 10AM Mount Ararat Baptist Church 271 Paulson Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15206 All About.…

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Jul

29

Speak Up Saturdays

Date Sat. July 29 2023, 10:30AM - 4PM (Eastern Time)
Location 2300 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg PA 17110

You Are NOT Alone! All About Trauma All About Wellness July 29th 2023
10:30AM - 4PM
Check in at 10AM Giant Foods Community Center 2300 Linglestown Rd.
Harrisburg PA 17110 All A…

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Jun

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Speak Up Saturdays

Date Sat. June 10 2023, 10:30AM - 4PM (Eastern Time)
Location 4200 Wissahickon Ave. Philadelphia PA 19129

You Are NOT Alone! All About Trauma All About Wellness June 10th 2023
10:30AM - 4PM
Check in at 10AM The Kroc Center
4200 Wissahickon Ave.
Philadelphia PA 19129 All About.…

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Jun

26

Let's Speak Up!

Date Mon. June 26 2023, 3 to 4:30PM (Eastern Time)
Location 110 N. Main St. (Assembly rooms D/E off of the cafeteria) Greenville, PA 16125

When? Mon. June 26, 2023 3 to 4:30pm Where?Greenville Hospital 110 N. Main St. (Assembly rooms D/E off of the cafeteria) Greenville, PA 16125 The back entrance by the cafeteria is the easi…

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Jun

29

Let's Speak Up!

Date Thurs. June 29 2023, 6 to 8PM (Eastern Time)
Location Moon Township Library 1700 Beaver Grade Rd. Coraopolis, PA 15108

When? Thurs. June 29, 2023 6 to 8pm Where?Moon Township Library 1700 Beaver Grade Rd. Coraopolis, PA 15108 Who?Open to the Public. People with disabilities
and their guests are encou…

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Jun

23

All About Relationships!

Date Fri. June 23 2023, 10am to 12pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. June 23 10am to 12pm Join us to talk all about relationships. We will go over the different kinds of relationships and how we make them. Learn what healthy and unhealthy re…

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