Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center
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.
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.