Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) will lead the effort in partnership with several organizations as part of a $2 million, five-year cooperative agreement funded by ACL under the Administration on Disabilities as an AIDD Project of National Significance.
This new national resource center continues the mission of developing self-advocacy resources across the U.S. and will work during the next five years to:
· Compile resources, best practices, training curriculum, and success stories for an online clearinghouse accessible to the public;
· Research the history of the self-advocacy and other civil rights movements to understand their evolution, leadership, and best practices to produce a report and webinar on the findings;
· Provide training and technical assistance to new entities in addition to the established more than 1,000 self-advocacy organizations across the nation for advising, building consensus, recruiting youth, supporting grant writing, developing leaders, and more; and
· Establish a fellowship through mini-grants to disability organizations to create disability fellowships that offer leadership development and employment opportunities for fellows.