Links to Videos and Resources Shared During SARTAC Zoom Meetings

May 27, 2021 – SAND of Arkansas

SAND (Self-Advocates Network Development) of Arkansas demonstrates their training that teaches people with disabilities about their rights.

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May 24, 2021 – Communication Devices

What is AAC or Augmentative & Alternative Communication? How do we talk with people who use AAC? By Donnie Denome and Cole Sorensen.

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May 20, 2021 – Self-Advocacy & Healthcare

On a personal level, doctors need to know all about your life. They need to know your strengths to give you good advice about being healthy. As a group, self-advocates are learning about health disparities. We are speaking up so people with disabilities get the healthcare they need.

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May 17, 2021 – How I Use Technology Today

Self-Advocates talked about how they use technology in their lives to be more independent.
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May 10, 2021 – How to Report Abuse

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Click for Peer to Peer Guide about Abuse

Click for 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

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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.

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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.

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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 & 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

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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.


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