Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), the oldest national self-advocacy organization in the country, has been awarded a grant from the Administration for Community Living to establish the first-ever national Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC).

The resource center is funded as a Project of National Significance by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under the Administration on Disabilities.


The mission of SARTAC is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement by supporting self advocacy organizations to grow in diversity and leadership.


What are the activities of the Center?

  • 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
  • Provide 24 self-advocates with policy leadership opportunities

Project Partners:

The Center’s management team includes representatives from the following organizations.

Find SARTAC Online

Visit the SARTAC website