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Self-Advocates United as 1 Upcoming Virtual Events

Hosted by Self-Advocates United. A nonprofit, by people with disabilities,  for people with disabilities. Power Up!


  • September 29th, Friday 10 AM-12 PM

Interested in starting a Self-Advocacy group? Join to learn how you can start or strengthen your support group! Self-Advocacy is about speaking up for the life that YOU want. When we speak up together, we have a powerful voice!

Let’s Speak Up!

  • September 22nd, Friday 10 AM-12 PM
  • Tues. Oct. 3, 10 am – 11:30 am 
  • Thurs. Oct. 5, 1 pm – 2:30 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!


  • Tues. Oct. 10, 10 am – 11:30 am 
  • Thurs. Oct. 12, 1 pm – 2:30pm

Join to talk about planning to work, finding and keeping a job, your rights, workplace accommodations, ODP-funded services, your benefits, and other supports


  • Fri. Oct. 13, 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 for a monthly chat with staff from the PA Office of Development Programs, 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. Start the call reviewing questions already gathered and sent to ODP, then talk about them with ODP staff. After the ODP staff leave, you are invited to stay on for a bit while to discuss what you heard and gather questions to send to ODP for next month.


  • Tues. Oct. 17, 10 am – 11:30 am 
  • Thurs. Oct. 19, 1 pm – 2:30 pm

In this new event, Let’s talk about:

  • Self Direction,
  • Supports and Services,
  • Rules that protect your rights,
  • Choice and Control in YOUR life, and
  • Participant Directed Services.
  • Make your own One Page Profile, to let people know what you want and need in YOUR life!


  • Tues. Oct. 24, 10 am – 11:30 am
  • Thurs. Oct. 26, 1 pm – 2:30 pm

In this new event, Let’s talk about:

  • What wellness means,
  • Different kinds of wellness,
  • Good stress and tough stress,
  • Sharing ideas for wellness, and
  • Making your own plan about YOUR wellness!

How To Join 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 the online events calendar at sau1.me/events and enter the passcode.
  • For just audio from any phone: dial 646 876 9n 923, the
    meeting ID: 223 344 5555 ##
  • All events are scheduled for Eastern Standard Time and close captioned for those using video.

Want To Join In Person?

  • Keep an eye out for events in your area: Go to sau1.org/power-events for the latest news on local Power Events
  • Spread your power to friends and family! Families, staff, and guests are welcome to listen and learn.

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.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, October 12, 2023, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Friday, October 13, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 10:00 - 11:30 am
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Past Dates

  • Friday, September 22, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Friday, September 29, 2023, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm




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