Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center

Visit the SARTAC Self Advocacy and Beyond website here.Does your self-advocacy organization have questions about things like fundraising, getting people involved or leadership? The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) can help: its mission is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self-advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership.

Self Advocates Becoming Empowered.SARTAC, the first-ever national resource center for self-advocacy, was developed by Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the oldest national self-advocacy organization in the country, with funding from the Administration for Community Living, Administration on Disabilities.

The activities of the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center include the following:

  • Create and manage a website where self advocates can learn about the best ways to organize and support the self-advocacy community;
  • Communicate with the community through social media like Facebook and Twitter;
  • Share best practice tools created by the Regional Self-Advocacy Technical Assistance Centers and by self-advocacy organizations and allies from across the nation;
  • Work with a 12-person Advisory Committee to review information created by the Center;
  • Write a paper, make a video and lead a webinar about the history of the self-advocacy movement;
  • Interview self-advocacy and civil rights leaders about the things that are the same or different about our struggles for our rights;
  • Share success stories in self-advocacy through webinars and video blogs;
  • Provide training and assistance to local, self-advocacy organizations and partners;
  • Provide a planning grant for the state organization who hosts the 2018 and 2020 SABE conference; and
  • Provide 24 self-advocates with policy leadership opportunities.

Visit the SARTAC website for featured resources on topics such as Medicaid, sexuality, technology, and tips for writing your story and making a newsletter.