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Power up your February with SAPNA! (Self Advocacy Power Network for All)

SAPNA is a project of the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), managed by Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1). All SAPNA events are scheduled for eastern standard time and close-captioned for those using video.

Events are BY self advocates, FOR self advocates. Families, staff, and guests are welcome to listen and learn. SAU1 reserves the right to remove anyone from events who does not follow the ground rules as explained on each call.

  • All About Relationships! Mon. Feb. 6, 10 am to 12 pm 
    • The different kinds
    • How we make them
    • Healthy relationships
    • Unealthy relationships
    • What abuse is
    • What to do about abuse
    • Ways YOU can learn more!
  • Let’s Speak Up About Life in the Community! Fri. Feb. 10, 11 am to 12:30 pm
    • Life in the Community can mean you get to choose
    • The home you live in
    • The people you live with
    • How to be supported to live your life, your way
    • Learn how to speak up about living in the community!
  • Let’s Talk About Your Vision for YOUR Everyday Life Mon. Feb. 13, 10 to 12 pm
    • What do YOU want in your life?
    • How do you make it happen?
    • Who can help?
    • Learn how to plan for, and get, the life YOU want!
  • Power Talk with ODP! Fri. Feb. 17, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
    • Join to talk about services, issues, and Covid.
    • Get the answers you need to speak up and live your life, your way.
    • Call or email by January 5 with your questions and comments, and SAPNA will share them with ODP
  • All About Jobs! Mon. Feb. 20, 12 to 2 pm
    • Your rights.
    • Planning to work.
    • Finding a job.
    • Keeping your job.
    • Workplace accommodations.
    • ODP funded services.
    • Other supports.
    • Work and your benefits.
  • Let’s Speak Up! Fri. Feb. 25, 1 to 3 pm
    • Do you know your rights?
    • Are you getting what you want and need?
    • Join to learn all about speaking up.
    • Tell ways YOU speak up!

Here’s how you can join the events!

For video and audio by computer or smartphone, get the passcode from Rita anytime before the event! Call 724 588 2378 or Email power@sau1.org.

The day of the event, go online at sau1.me/zoom then enter the passcode or join right from our online events calendar at sau1.me/events and enter the passcode.

For just audio from a smartphone tap +16468769923,,2233445555# and wait to hear “You are in the meeting now.”

For just audio on any phone, dial (646)876-9923, then meeting ID 223 344 5555 ##

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, February 6, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday, February 10, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday, February 13, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday, February 17, 2023, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Monday, February 20, 2023, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
  • Friday, February 24, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 pm




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