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SARTAC Fellows Taking Applications Until January 9

The Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC) is now accepting its 7th round of applications for the SARTAC Fellowship program. SARTAC Fellows work on innovative solutions to problems facing people with disabilities in their state.


Six fellows will be chosen to participate in a one-year long project. At the end of the fellowship, fellows will present the project and share what they created on the SARTAC website. The SARTAC Fellowship program is also meant to help self-advocates grow as leaders. Fellows are required to work with a host organization, which will help the fellow meet their goals. Hosts and fellows decide together on how the host can support them. Both fellow and host can reach out to the SARTAC team at any time if needed.


Two Florida self-advocates have received fellowships in the last few years. Eddie Hall of Lakeland and Christinne Rudd of Orlando. Hall worked on a project to encourage more recreational opportunities for self-advocates and Rudd worked on a fundraising guide for grassroots self-advocacy groups.


A total of $5,000 is paid to each fellow to complete the one-year project, which takes place from March 1, 2024, through February 28, 2025. SARTAC is hosting a “how to apply” Zoom meeting Thursday, December 7, at 1PM Eastern time. To join, email conactflsand@gmail.com for the Zoom link.


Applications are due January 9, 2024, at 9 PM Eastern time. Fellows and hosts can apply online here.

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