The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SAR-TAC) is launching a new website at www.selfadvocacyinfo.org to help fulfill its mission to strengthen self-advocacy for people with disabilities by supporting self-advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership.
In 2016, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) was awarded a grant from the Administration for Community Living to establish SAR-TAC, the first-ever National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy. The resource center is funded as a Project of National Significance by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) under the Administration on Disabilities.
The new website will serve as an online location to categorize, promote, and share the best tools and resources for self-advocacy across the country. Resources range in topics, including board management, using social media, involving youth in self-advocacy groups, and more. Key website components include:
- A resource library/clearinghouse: a one-stop presence for showcasing and promoting outstanding self-advocacy organizational development resources and resources related to self-advocacy issues.
- Feedback and reviews about the tools and resources: a way to hear how the resources are making a difference in communities across the country.
- A submission page to submit new resources created by self-advocates to the collection.
- A technical assistance request page for requests from organizations seeking assistance and support.
- Success stories about self-advocacy and its impact on individual, community, state and national levels.
- Information about additional SAR-TAC project activities. This includes the Fellowship Program, the Civil Rights Project, upcoming webinars, trainings, and the 2018 National Self-Advocacy Conference.
ACL funds SAR-TAC to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for enhancing their voice on issues important to their well-being and daily lives.