Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) and the leadership of the ACL-funded Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) have announced the 2020-2021 SARTAC Fellowship Award recipients.
Six fellows were chosen through a competitive application process to carry out independently designed self advocacy leadership and policy-related projects. This is the final of four groups of SARTAC Fellows. Fellows are listed below with their hometown, title of their project, and host organization.
Fellowship project: “Choosing, setting up and using an ABLE account in your state”
Hosts: University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
William C. Brewer III
Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Fellowship project: “Everyday Artist”
Host: Utility Works
Timotheus Gordon, Jr.
Fellowship project: “#DisabledIAM: Digital Media Campaign”
Host: Advance Youth Leadership Power (AYLP)/Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
Fellowship project: “An Autistic Person’s Guide to Hillternships”
Host: National Council on Independent Living
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fellowship Project: “The 'I' in IEP”
Host: The Arc Pikes Peak Region
San Jose, California
Fellowship Project: “Inclusive Housing Self-Advocacy Project”
Host: Housing Choices
To learn more about the fellowship, these self advocates, and the previous three classes of fellows, visit: selfadvocacyinfo.org/fellows.
Learn more about self advocacy projects supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), including SARTAC