The Self Advocacy Support grant meets the requirement in the federal DD Act to develop a plan inclusive of a goal to “establish or strengthen a program for the direct funding of a state self-advocacy organization led by people with developmental disabilities.” Self-advocates United as 1 (SAU1) is an entity under Vision for Equality, Inc. which is in the process of  establishing itself as an independent 501c3, ensuring that it is led by people with developmental disabilities. SAU1 will be working to assist people living in congregate type settings and rural areas in their self-advocacy skills.

One project @ $75,000 per year for up to five years
Grant period: October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2017
Empowerment Committee

Kaye Lenkner
Self Advocates United as 1 (SAU1)
Thru Vision for Equality
718 Arch Street, 5 N
Philadelphia, PA  19106