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2020 Self-Advocacy Fellows Announced

April 30, 2020

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.

Chris Blake
Wallingford, Connecticut
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.
Chicago, Illinois
Fellowship project: “#DisabledIAM: Digital Media Campaign”
Host: Advance Youth Leadership Power (AYLP)/Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago

Grace Hart
Washington, DC
Fellowship project: “An Autistic Person’s Guide to Hillternships”
Host: National Council on Independent Living

Ashley Mabry
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Fellowship Project: “The 'I' in IEP”
Host: The Arc Pikes Peak Region

Darcy McCann
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:

Learn more about self advocacy projects supported by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), including SARTAC

Last modified on 05/07/2020

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