Day at the Capitol

In the Month of March, SAAC participates in Day at the Capitol. SAAC members bring developmental disability awareness to their legislators as their teams visit each one sharing their stories,…

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Guide to Healthy Living

Let’s get moving with our Guide to Healthy Living (GHL). This program was shared by the self-advocates at the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center in California. GHL teaches how people how…

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Families, Friends, and Community Networks and Trainings

SAAC opens the door of opportunity for its members by networking with family, friends, businesses and community agencies. They attend network meetings and provide information about their to the organizations.…

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Committees, Advisory Groups, and Boards

“Nothing About Us, Without Us” rings true for SAAC members. They participate in committees such as No Wrong Door; My Choice, My Way—the HCBS Final Rule; and Community of Practice—Charting…

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Community Engagement

SAAC focuses on access and opportunities for its members. Events through the year offer a wide variety of activities that support members interests, talents, and ability to give back. SAAC…

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Exploring Opportunities

Career and Business Club SAAC Members arrange a visit to a business in the Community. They learn about the work environment and different jobs. Visits included: KITV Television Station, Subway,…

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Feeling Safe, Being Safe

Feeling Safe, Being Safe (FSBS) is an emergency preparedness program created by self-advocates in California and adopted by SAAC. There are 25 certified FSBS trainers throughout the state. The trainers…

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Best Buddies – UH Manoa Chapter

Best Buddies Hawaii creates opportunities for one-to-one friendship, integrated employment and leadership skill building for individuals with developmental disabilities. SAAC helped to create the University of Hawaii Manoa chapter to…

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Advocacy in Action

The membership hosted their Leadership Summit on May 30, 2018. Over 130 SAAC members from all 7 chapters attended the event. During the activities, Office of Elections, provided the voting…

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