SAPNA - Self Advocacy Power Network for All Events | January 2023

How to join the SAPNA events

For video and audio by computer or smartphone, get the passcode from Rita any time before the event!  Call 724-588-2378 or Email

The day of the event, go online then enter the passcode or join right from SAU1’s events calendar and enter the passcode.

For just audio from a smartphone, tap and wait to hear “You are in the meeting now.”
For just audio on any phone, dial 646 876 9923, then meeting ID 223 344 5555 ##

Families, staff, and guests are welcome to listen and learn.

All about Jobs!

  • Your Rights
  • Planning to work
  • Finding and keeping your job
  • Workplace Accommodations
  • ODP Funded Services
  • Other Supports
  • Work and Your Benefits

Monday, January 9th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


All About Relationships!

We’ll talk about:

  • The different kinds
  • What abuse is
  • How we make them
  • Healthy relationships and Unhealthy relationships
  • What to do about abuse
  • Ways YOU can more!

Wednesday, January 11th   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm


Let’s Talk About Your Vision for YOUR Everyday Life

  • What do YOU want in your life?
  • How do you make it happen?
  • Who can help?
  • Learn how to plan for, and get, the life YOU want!

Wednesday, January 11th 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 


Power Talk with ODP!

Join us to talk about services, issues, and Covid.

Get the answers you need to speak up and live you life, your way.

Friday, January 20th   11:30 am to 12:30 pm


All About Rights!

  • Human and Civil Rights
  • History of Rights
  • ODP Services
  • Rules about people’s rights
  • Complaints about Services
  • Speaking up for your rights

Monday, January 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Let’s Speak Up!

  • Do you know your rights?
  • Are you getting what you want need?
  • Join Us to learn all about speaking up
  • Tell us ways YOU speak up!

Wednesday, January 25th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

PA Family Network Events | January 2023


Using LifeCourse to Plan and Problem Solve for ISP

Join the PA Family Network in this interactive workshop to: Identify service/supports so your loved one can live an Everyday Life Learn to use the LifeCourse framework and tools to plan for your Individualized Service Plan (ISP) and Individualized Education Plan (IEP).


Safety in the Community

Join the PA Family Network as we share practical strategies to: Build skills to increase safety at home, work, and in the community Mitigate risk while living a meaningful everyday life


Emergency Preparedness: Re-Engagement and Readiness

What is Emergency Preparedness really? It’s not just about hurricanes and floods! How do we prepare for future crisis? Why is this information important for all people, but especially for those living with ID/As
  • Strengthen your understanding of emergency preparedness
  • Learn what safety skills are needed to prepare for emergency situations
  • Learn about emergency shelters and their limitations for functional needs.

January 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm AND 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


LEAD The Way to Healthy Relationships & Sexuality

Join the PA Family Network in this interactive workshop to: Learn practical strategies and skills that encourage healthy relationships and sexuality while mitigating risk Discuss boundaries, relationships, risks, and self-advocacy skills Learn 4 steps to healthier relationships


Join the Pa Family Network for the opportunity to learn how to create and use a Personal Emergency Profile!

  • Everyone will receive a “tool” to fill out for yourself and/or your family
  • Self-advocates and families who attend will have one more tool to reduce risk and increase their safety
  • Learn the importance of having a One-Page profile available in emergency situations such as hospitalizations, car crashes, wandering incidents, severe illness, interacting with authority figures, and in unplanned caregiving

January 24, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AND 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


LEVEL UP! Event Series: Planning for Community Safety: It’s Where You Live and Who You Know!

Make a plan, no matter where you live! Whether you live with family or friends, on your own or, in a community living arrangement, making a plan is important!

  • Learn the importance of creating a plan for multiple emergencies, including hospitalizations, health emergencies, natural disaster, or accidents.
  • Identify the skills that need to be taught and learned in various living situations.
  • Find out who you need to know to increase the safety of a person living with ID/A
January 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm AND 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm