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Speaking Up For Us (SUFU) will build and develop the organization and structure to grow as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization by training board members and officers, working with our allies to look for and apply for grants and form committees as needed to make sure our business is being done.
SUFU will develop a training and train board members once a year on SUFU operations and structure after the election of new board members by March 31, 2007.
Officers will receive training each quarter on issues such as 501(c)3, written and verbal reports, advisor evaluations, and other topics important to the operation of the SUFU organization.
SUFU will look for and apply for three grants using the help of our allies for technical assistance and partnerships by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will form committees such as; Advisors evaluation, by-laws, membership, policy and others as needed to maintain the structure of SUFU. All committees will report to the full board each quarter.
Speaking Up For Us will conduct routine business, network and share information.
SUFU will provide written reports and verbal updates on goals and objectives to the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, the Department of Health and Human Services and The Disability Rights Center quarterly.
SUFU will recognize self advocates, supporters and allies by hosting a statewide ceremony to thank people for their support of self advocacy once a year at a central location by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will provide certificates after completion of all SUFU trainings.
Officers will meet at least six times a year to conduct routine business.
The SUFU Board of Directors will meet four times a year. Two meetings will be overnight retreats.
SUFU will share information on events, meetings and trainings with self advocates, supporters and other interested parties through use of email, newsletters, website, word of mouth, brochures and flyers on at least 15 occasions by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will provide technical assistance to two local groups in each region by June 30, 2007.
SUFU officers will receive support to stay connected with, share views, training ideas, and information with SABE/New England Self Advocate Together through email, phone calls, and meetings on at least 4 occasions.
SUFU will promote network growth by offering membership, support to plan two regional self advocacy events and connecting self advocates to existing self advocacy groups by June 30, 2007.
Speaking Up For Us will work to use and improve existing trainings and other resources through upgrades and working with our allies .
SUFU will improve and make more accessible at least two trainings to included role play, graphics, visual aides and or other interactive tools by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will work with allies such as the Disability Rights Center, Department of Health and Human Services, Muskie School Center for Learning, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies and the Developmental Disabilities Council on to provide trainings on topics such as exploitation, rights, independence, guardianship, voting, emergency preparedness, community inclusion, healthy living, relationships and self advocacy on at least ten occasions by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will work with allies such as the Muskie School Center for Learning to provide opportunities for self advocates to gain skills and tools to share personal stories. At least one training in each of the six regions will be made available by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will support self advocates voices to be heard through testifying, letter writing, calls, ‘seat at the table’ and personal stories on topics such as, services, inclusion, guardianship and policies.
SUFU members will testify, write letters, make phone calls and attend rallies on issues that improve the lives of people with disabilities on at least ten occasions by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will help members share their stories through newsletters, booklets, speeches, connecting speakers with listeners, and trainings on at least five occasions by June 30, 2007.
SUFU will help people identify natural supports for people on councils, boards, and committees; such as Healthy Choices, Hiring Committees, Maine Disability Advocacy Coalition, Independence Plus, Quality of Life and self advocacy assessment on at least four occasions by June 30, 2007.
Follow the links below to view Goals and Objectives from Previous Years.
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2010 - 2011
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2009 - 2010
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2008 - 2009
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2007 - 2008
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2006 - 2007
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2005 - 2006
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2004 - 2005
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2003 - 2004
SUFU Goals and Objectives 2002 - 2003