Volume Number 17 November 2007
It’s time to ADVOCATE! Advocate of the
Legislators are gearing up for another Quarter
session...the 75th Legislative session will be
here before we know it! Some progress was
made in the last session, but we have a lot We are pleased to honor
more work to do as advocates!
What’s important to you? Johnson
of The Dalles!
Ashley is an active
member of The Arc of the
Support Mid-Columbia, Special
Olympics, and SAAL! She
Employment has helped bring training
Education and Self-Determination
to her town this year! She
is an amazing volunteer
and advocate! Thank you,
Ashley, for all your hard
work on behalf of
disabilities! Keep up the
Contact Us! great work!
By mail: SAAL By phone:
161 High Street SE 503-589-1664
Suite 223 1-888-589-1664 (toll free)
Salem, OR 97301 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partners In Policymaking
Oregon Partners in Policymaking (P.I.P.) is
an exciting and innovative leadership
training program for adults with
2006 P.I.P. Graduates! developmental disabilities and parents of
children with developmental disabilities.
Want to become a stronger advocate P.I.P. provides participants with the
knowledge and skills they need to influence
For yourself and others? Apply for the issues, agencies and people affecting
Partners in Policymaking! For more
Information, visit: http://www.oregonpartners.org/
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NOV. 9TH, SO HURRY AND APPLY!
GET OUT AND VOTE!
Nov. 6 is Election Day. We encourage you to vote.
The 2008 Presidential Election will occur next year.
Make sure you are registered to vote, so you can cast your ballot and
Advocate for what you want!
1. In order to vote, you must be ____________________.
2. Our next presidential election will take place in 200_.
3. In order for your _______ to be counted, it must be received by Nov. 6th.
Get Involved in Oregon Special Olympics!
For more information, call 503-248-0600
Or visit their website:
Life Stories Workshop!
Telling your story is a great way to practice self-
advocacy! Want to share your story?
Stories are featured in the publication,
The People First Connection!
To set up a workshop in your town, call
MARCIE at 503-725-8129 or
WANT TO BE A BOARD MEMBER?
Many places are looking for great board members. If you have an interest
in helping your community, think about joining a local board! Here are
some places you might want to look:
Self Advocates As Leaders (SAAL)
Oregon Advocacy Center (OAC)
Local Support Services Brokerages
Local Self-Advocacy groups
Local Chapters of People First
Local Transportation & Housing Committees
The People First Connection Editorial Board of SAAL understands people with
developmental disabilities sometimes have a hard time finding a job they like.
This section of our newsletter is devoted to businesses owned by people with
If you would like to have your business featured, contact MARCIE.
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207
Ashley’s Creative Gifts
Scarves, Hats, Baby Clothes, Crocheted Doilies, Sweaters and
$7.50 and up
Contact: Ashley Rose Johnson at 541-978-0093 (cell)
Or email: email@example.com
Ashley is now accepting donations of YARN. Thank you!
Save these dates!
Life Stories Workshop &
For more information about
Dallas these events, or to schedule
Jan. 21st, 2008 training in your area, call
Life Stories Workshop MARCIE at 503-725-8129, or
SAAL is sponsored by the Oregon Council on Developmental Disabilities,
with support from Portland State University Regional Research Institute.
Self Advocates As Leaders
161 High St. SE, Suite 223
Salem, Oregon 97301