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 Two smiling people, one standing, the other using a wheelchair, at the front of a room next to a projector screen that reads “Let’s Speak Up! Self Advocacy: Speaking Up for Yourself and Others.” One with short dark hair, a gray and black shirt and gray pants, the other with long light brown hair, glasses, a purple sweater, light blue shirt, and black pants.

Self Advocates United As 1 (SAU1) Shares Power with Everyone through SAPNA 

  • SAU1 is proud to manage the Self Advocacy Power Network for All (SAPNA) project for the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP). 
  • SAPNA staff, trained Power Coaches and Facilitators, lead talks about things important to people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism.   All materials are written by our Power Coaches and approved by ODP. 
  • SAPNA staff believe Knowledge is Power!  Schedule an event for your group, or join us  for any SAPNA events to get YOUR power!  

Our Power Event Topics

  • Let’s Speak Up!  Let's learn about self advocacy. Learn about your rights, how to be a self advocate, ways to advocate, and the power of groups.   
  • Let’s Get to Work! Let's learn about REAL jobs for REAL pay for people with disabilities. Learn how to plan for and find the job that works for you.  Find out about waiver services and other supports to help, and how to work and keep your benefits. 
  • Let’s Talk about Your Vision for YOUR Everyday Life! Folks will learn to use fun LifeCourse tools to plan for the life they want.  Learn about waiver services, even new and changed ones.  Leave with a plan to reach  the goals you want in your life.
  • Let’s Power Up! Do you want to start, or strengthen, your self advocacy group?  A true self advocacy group is run by and for the people who belong to it.  Our guided conversation will help your group make decisions about your group, its purpose, and its work.

SAPNA staff also talk with self advocates about Sexual Abuse Awareness. 

Knowledge is power, use it to connect with us!

Learn more about Self Advocates United as 1’s (SAU1) work, being a self advocate, and
speaking up for people’s rights

You can reach us in lots of ways. It’s easy!

Mail Us

984 Water St.
PO Box 297
Meadville PA 16335

Email SAU1 at
Give Carla at SAU1 a call at
724 588 2378.

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Your donation supports our mission: to support the self advocacy of people with disabilities for positive impact in our communities and in people’s lives.

Self Advocates United as 1 is a non-profit organization. As a 501c3, your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution.