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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!

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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