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SAU1: Power Talk with ODP

Hosted by Self-Advocates Unitedas 1 (SAU1).

Self-Advocates Unitedas 1 (SAU1) is a nonprofit, by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. The Self Advocacy Power Network for All (SAPNA) is a project of the PA Office of Developmental Programs, Department of Human Services, and managed by Self Advocates United as 1.


Fri. Dec. 8th, 10 am – 12 pm

Do you have questions about or issues with the supports and services for people with intellectual disabilities and or autism (ID/A) in PA? Join SAU1 for a monthly chat with staff from the PA Office of Development Programs (ODP), the government office that oversees and funds those supports and services. People with ID/A in PA can speak up with ODP staff, and others are welcome to listen and learn. SAU1 starts the calls by reviewing the questions they’ve already gathered and sent to ODP, then talks about them with ODP staff. After the ODP staff leave, you are invited to stay on for a bit while we discuss what was heard, and gather questions to send to ODP for next month. Please send questions to anita@sau1.org by Nov. 30.

How To Join

  • For video and audio by computer or smartphone, get the passcode from Carla 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 the online events calendar at sau1.me/events and enter the passcode.
  • For just audio from any phone: dial 646 876 9923, then meeting ID: 223 344 5555 ##
  • Would something help you be part of the events, like sign language, braille, CART, or large print? Let Carla know two weeks before the event to make it happen! Call or text Carla at 814 201 6061 or email at carla@sau1.org.
  • Spread your power to friends and family! Families, staff, allies, and other guests are welcome to listen and learn.
  • Keep an eye out for events in your area: go to sau1.org/power-events for the latest events.
  • Do you want to subscribe the SAU1 calendar and have events directly on your iCloud or Google Calendar? Go to sau1.me/calendar. If you would like SAU1 to add you please reach out to power@sau1.org.
  • All events are scheduled for Eastern Time and close captioned for those using video.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, December 8, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm




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