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Sierra Shipton

September 9, 2020 | by sau1admin

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Communications Coordinator

Hi, my name is Sierra Shipton.

I live in Mercer County and I am the Communications Coordinator for SAU1. I started in May 2019 as the Administrative Coordinator and became the Communications Coordinator in January 2020.

It is important to me to be a self advocate because I don’t want others to decide what matters in my life and what doesn’t. I want to live my life, my way and not the way someone else thinks I should. Being a self advocate helps me let people who do not have disabilities know about things that affect people with disabilities.

I started at SAU1 because I believe in the mission and vision of SAU1 and wanted to use my skills to tell other people about what it means to be a self advocate, what SAU1 does, and help SAU1 grow.

My favorite thing about SAU1 is that we get the work done but we also have fun. We work as a team and support each other. I hope that I can help SAU1 connect with more self advocates so that they can have everyday lives, too!

In my life outside of SAU1, I like to read, spend time with my family, watch cooking and baking shows on TV, and write.

I graduated from high school in 2007. I have a bachelor’s degree in biblical and religious studies from Grove City College. I got my master’s degree in communications online from Spring Arbor University.

My vision for my everyday life is to have my own house, get married, have kids and have at least one dog someday.

I don’t have a pet right now, but I like dogs.

My favorite food is pasta, eggs, pizza, or grilled cheese. I don’t think I can choose just one!

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28

Spooky Dance Party!

Date Fri. Oct. 28 2022, 3 to 4PM (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Shake your boo-ty at our Spooky Dance Party! Fri. Oct. 28 3 to 4pm Join DJ Sierra for and afternoon of music and fun! For video and audio by computer or smartphone,
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Oct

21

Power Talk with ODP!

Date Fri. Oct. 21 2022, 11:30AM to 12:30PM (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. Oct. 21
11:30am to 12:30pm
Power Talk with ODP!
Join us to talk about services, issues, and Covid.
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Oct

7

Let's Talk about Your Vision for YOUR Everyday Life!

Date Fri. Oct. 7 2022, 11AM to 1PM (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Fri. Oct. 7
11am to 1pm
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 help?
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Oct

24

Let's Talk about Your Vision for YOUR Everyday Life!

Date Mon. Oct. 24 2022, 10AM to 12PM (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Mon. Oct. 24
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?
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Oct

3

Let's Speak Up!

Date Mon. Oct. 3 2022, 11AM to 3PM (Eastern Time)
Location Zoom (Link and phone info in description)

Mon. Oct. 3
11am to 12:30pm
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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Oct

14

All About Rights!

Date Fri. Oct. 14 2022, 11AM to 1PM (Eastern Time)
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Fri. Oct. 14
11am to 1pm
All About Rights! Human and Civil Rights
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Oct

12

All About Relationships!

Date Wed. Oct. 12 2022, 12 to 2PM
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Wed. Oct. 12
12 to 2pm
All About Relationships! The different kinds
How we make them
Healthy relationships
Unhealthy relationships What abuse is What…

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Oct

17

All About Jobs!

Date Mon. Oct. 17 2022, 10AM to 12PM (Eastern Time)
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Mon. Oct. 17
10am to 12pm
All About Jobs! Your rights
Planning to work
Finding a job
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