Links to Videos and Resources Shared During SARTAC Zoom Meetings

May 10, 2021 – How to Report Abuse and Neglect 101

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Peer to Peer Guide about Abuse

Learn How to Become a Peer Supporter of a Person who was Abused


April 29, 2021 – Parenting with a Disability

mother and father with 2 chidren

Meet TASP – The Association for Successful Parenting. They support families when parents have intellectual disabilities. TASP works to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income, race, sexual orientation, background, or learning difficulties has a chance to parent.

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April 26, 2021 – People First Wisconsin

smiling woman with gray hair wearing glasses standing in front of a brick wallCindy Bentley is the executive director of People First of Wisconsin. They run the Self-Determination Youtube channel. Learn about this powerful state self-advocacy organization.

Video: In the Spotlight | Black History Month | A conversation on race

Video: Cindy Bentley Shares Her Story | Self-Determination |

April 8, 2021 – Plain Language

Learn how your self-advocacy group can make plain language materials

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April 1, 2021 – Everyday Artists

William C. Brewer III is an artist and long-time fighter for self-advocacy. He is a self-employed artist at Utility Works, an open art studio shared with artists with and without disabilities.

Click here for William’s Everyday Artist Handbook

Click here to get his PowerPoint


March 29, 2021 – Diversity

We have questions about diversity to use with your group. Answers to these questions can help you learn what you are doing well. They identify what you can do better to support people with disabilities from many cultural groups.

Click here to get our diversity questions


March 25, 2021 – VT LEND Program

VT LEND is a 1-year college program. It is a disability Leadership Training program at the University of Vermont. It is remote. You can participate from anywhere in the country.

March 18, 2021 – Working at the Capitol in DC

An Autistic Person’s Guide to Hillternships.   Grace Hart created a guidebook for interning on Capitol Hill. Capitol Hill is where the laws that impact our lives are made. It is critical that we become a larger part of the legislative process.

March 15, 2021 – The “I” in IEP

Ashley Mabry created videos and other resources to teach students to be self-advocates in their own Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.

March 8, 2021 – ABLE Accounts

Chris Blake from Connecticut explains how to choose, set up, and use an ABLE account in your state. Chris believes having an ABLE account gives you more freedom and independence, and increases your ability to learn, grow and be your own person.

March 4, 2021 – “Disabled I AM” Social Media Project

Timotheus “T.J.” Gordon, Jr. has a project Disabled I AM. People use photos and social media to talk about their disability identity. It creates a discussion on the connection between disability and other identities, like race, gender, and more.

February 25, 2021 – Legislative Action in Washington State

Self-Advocates are speaking up to eliminate sub-minimum wages for people with disabilities and to close institutions.

February 18, 2021 – New Law “The Sex Education Act For People With DD”

Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance describes how they got this law passed. It supports the right to sex education and the right to be free from sexual exploitation and abuse.

Click here for the PowerPoint used for this presentation

February 15, 2021 – Marriage Penalty

The Marriage Penalty is a cut in SSI benefits for people who are married. Self-advocates from Maine explain a new federal bill that would eliminate the Marriage Penalty.

Here is the Marriage Penalty Handout

February 11, 2021 – Making Your Own Vision Board

Shameka Andrews – SANYS Community Outreach Coordinator

dream board or vision board is a collage of images, pictures, and words of one’s dreams and desires, designed to serve as a source of inspiration and motivation. Vision Board Handout

February 8, 2021 – Three Civil Rights Movements

We explored what the African American, LGBTQ, and Self-Advocacy Movements have in common.

Civil Rights Movements Powerpoint

Information from the booklet Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People.

1/28/21, 2/1/21, and 2/4/21 – How Civil Rights Groups Make Change Happen

Tactics are activities that groups use to get our country to change. Here are 3 handouts:

  1. Using the courts to get things changed
  2. Passing Laws to get our country to change
  3. How marches and protests demand change

January 25, 2021 – Self-Advocacy Civil Rights Movement

This session describes the history of the Self-Advocacy Movement.

History of the Self-Advocacy Movement Handout

Information from the booklet Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People.


January 21, 2021 – LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement

Click here to get the PowerPoint used to discuss the history of the LGBTQ movement.

Information from the booklet Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People.


January 14, 2021 – Self-Advocacy

What Does It Mean To Be A Self-Advocate?

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January 6 and 11, 2021

Graphic of a Capitol Building surrounded by lobbyists holding documentsSelf-Advocates Statement About the Transition of Power & DC Events

Click here to read comments by self-advocates



January 4, 2021 – African American Civil Rights Movement

Click here to get the PowerPoint on the history of the African American Civil Rights movement.

Information from the booklet Our Common History: Fighting for the Rights of People.

November 23, 2020

Causing Good Trouble: This Is What a Coalition Is All About.  Click Here for the handout.

November 19, 2020

Requesting accommodations when you go to a hospital


November 16th

Check out our GREAT LIST of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving during the pandemic!

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Alternative Thanksgiving Ideas for 2020

November 2, 2020

Has anyone ever asked you why you’re voting? People with disabilities have the right to vote. But sometimes we have to deal with attitudes from people who think we are not smart enough to vote. This video explains your right to vote, especially if you need help to vote at the polls.

October 29, 2020 – Autism Training

Michelle Middlemiss described a survey and training she did to teach police and first responders about Autism. Click here for all of Michelle’s resources and a recording and copy of her 10/29/20 presentation.


October 26, 2020 – Supported Decision Making

John McCarty described resources and videos he made to educate people about Supported Decision Making and Termination Guardianship. Click here for all of John’s resources and a recording and copy of his 10/26/20 presentation.

October 22, 2020 – Funding for Self-Advocacy

Christinne Rudd described options for financial planning for State Self-Advocacy Groups. Click here for all of Christinne’s resources and a recording of her 10/22/20 presentation.

Also, check out – Creating a 12-week Major Donor Gift Campaign and Getting Your Board to Raise Money.

October 19, 2020 – Transportation

Melissa Southall described a project on Overcoming Transportation Barriers in Rural West Virginia. Click here for all of Melissa’s resources and a recording of her 10/19/20 presentation.

October 15, 2020 – School to Prison Pipeline

Jeff Johnson described a project on confronting  Segregated Education and the School to Prison Pipeline. Click here for all of Jeff’s resources and a recording of his 10/15/20 presentation.

October 12, 2020 – Youth and Self-Advocacy

Julian Wang – Engaging Youth in the Self Advocacy Movement.

Click here for all of Julian’s resources and a recording of his 10/12/20 presentation.

October 8, 2020 – Transportation

Right 2 Ride – The Center for Self Advocacy and Self Advocacy Association of New York State are making training videos on transportation advocacy to be released in 2021. Click here to review their presentation.

October 5, 2020 – COVID-19

We worked together to review a Decision-Making Tree about going out in public.

Click here to get this resource.

October 1, 2020 – SABE 2018 Alabama Conference

The 2020 SABE National Self-Advocacy conference was scheduled to start today. It was canceled due to COVID-19. We watched the SABE 2018 National Conference video and told stories of good times shared at our conferences over the years.

September 24, 2020 – Voting

Guest Speaker – US Commissioner of Election Access, Thomas Hicks presented with the SABE Go Voter Project.

September 17, 2020

Tracey Wyant & Jae Jin Pak of Illinois Self Advocacy Alliance did a presentation on how to hold virtual meetings.

September 14, 2020 – Marriage Penalty

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