Introducing the National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the oldest national self-advocacy organization in the country, has been awarded a grant from the Administration for Community Living to establish the first-ever National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy (NRCSA).

The resource center will be funded through a $2 million, five-year cooperative agreement funded as a Project of National Significance by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under the Administration on Disabilities.

The National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy will:

• Share best practices in promoting self-advocacy;
• Form an advisory committee that represents the diversity of the self-advocacy community;
• Research the history of the self-advocacy movement and compare to other civil rights movements;
• Provide training and technical assistance to local, statewide and regional self-advocacy organizations;
• Create Leadership Policy Fellowship experiences for self advocates; and
• Develop a web-based resource clearinghouse.

You can learn more about SABES and the NRCSA here