Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is a national self-advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities in the United States. Founded in 1990, SABE has been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the 50 states and the world.
The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) is pleased to have two SABE representatives on our Board of Directors to ensure we have a strong partnership between our organizations.
Check out the latest issue of the SABE Newsletter here. SLN Executive Director, Katie Arnold, has a great article on “Siblings Can Support Each Other To Vote” on page 3. Also, page 4 and 5 describes the great work SABE has done for the Southern Collaborative Regional Self Advocacy Technical Assistance grant project called Our Community Standing Strong. SLN is proud to be an Advisory Committee Ally member of this project and Emma Shouse represented the SLN at the Tennessee meeting.
SABE’s National Conference is coming up! The conference will be held on October 9-12, 2014, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. SLN will be presenting a session called “We Are Family: Progress through Collective Empowerment” on Saturday, Oct. 11th. Siblings, think about ways you can support your brothers and sisters with disabilities to attend the SABE conference. Also, it is a great experience for siblings who attend to learn from other self-advocates. Go here for registration information!