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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.

Latest Posts

Feb

17

Power Talk with ODP!

Date Fri. Feb. 17 2023, 11:30am to 12:30pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. Feb. 17 11:30am to 12:30pm Power Talk with ODP! Join us to talk about services, issues, and Covid.

Get the answers you need to speak up and live

yo…

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Feb

13

Let's Talk About Your Vision For YOUR Everyday Life!

Date Mon. Feb. 13 2023, 10am to 12pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Mon. Feb. 13 10am to 12pm Let's Talk About Your Vision
For YOUR Everyday Life! What do you want in your life?

How do you make it happen?

Who can h…

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Feb

24

Let's Speak Up!

Date Fri. Feb. 24 2023, 1 to 3pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. Feb. 24 1 to 3pm Let's Speak Up! Do you know your rights?

Are you getting what you want and need?

Join us to learn all about speaking up.

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Feb

10

Let's Speak Up About Life in the Community!

Date Fri. Feb. 10 2023, 11am to 12:30pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. Feb. 10 11am to 12:30pm Let's Speak Up About
Life in the Community! Life in the Community can mean you get to choose The home you live in

The people you l…

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Feb

7

Disability Unity Networking Event (DUNE)

Date Tues. Feb. 7 2023, 6 to 7pm (Eastern Time)
Location Online (Contact SAU1 for info on how to join!)

Disability Unity Networking Events (DUNE) SAU1 will be holding online virtual meetings
for self advocates to Speak Up with OUR VOICES UNITED AS 1 SAU1 staff hold up 1 finger to show tha…

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Feb

21

Disability Unity Networking Event (DUNE)

Date Tues. Feb. 21 2023, 6 to 7pm (Eastern Time)
Location Online (Contact SAU1 for info on how to join!)

Disability Unity Networking Events (DUNE) SAU1 will be holding online virtual meetings
for self advocates to Speak Up with OUR VOICES UNITED AS 1 SAU1 staff hold up 1 finger to show tha…

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Feb

6

All About Relationships!

Date Mon. Feb. 6 2023, 10am to 12pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Mon. Feb. 6 10am to 12pm
All About Relationships! The different kinds

How we make them

Healthy relationships

Unhealthy relationshi…

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Feb

20

All About Jobs!

Date Mon. Feb. 20 2023, 12 to 2pm (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Mon. Feb. 20 12 to 2pm All About Jobs! Your rights

Planning to work

Finding a job

Keeping your job Workplace accommodations

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