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Painted Pictures by Sarah Trites

Today we welcome Sarah Trites as she shares one of her original poems.

Painted pictures

By Sarah Trites

Would you paint me a picture?

So that I may see

All the colors of the rainbow

From sea to glimmering sea.

Would you paint me a picture?

Of the world you see

From the beautiful mountains majesty.

To the fragile pumpkin...Read More »


Disability Pride Day

Hi this Jon

On July 1st, 2019, Kile, Stephanie, Mike Labreque and myself went to Disability Pride Day in Augusta.  That was also the day that Supported Decision Making went into effect in the state of Maine.  

Speaking Up For Us had a table at Disability Pride Day and the four of...Read More »


Guest Post: Kile Pelletier - Voice

The power of the Voice is stronger than you.

Voice can change the world with all types of things that can happen.

As a person living with a disability, I must use the Voice to get what I want and to make happen, the things I want to change. 

Your,...Read More »


Guest Post: Jon McGovern: In Person Staff meeting.

Hi this Jon

I’m here to talk to you about meeting in Person for the first time for the SUFU Staff since Covid started. Instead of being over Zoom we got together in Waterville. It was fun to meet Stacy Giberson in person for the first time...Read More »


Community Inclusion from Jon McGovern and Eric McVay - Bowling in the Community

Hi this is Jon. 

In my community in Bangor I’m Part of a Bowling League love having fun doing my Bowling League for 32 weeks straight every week on Monday’s Starts in September ends in April and it a Sanctioned League by the USBC (United States Bowling Congress).

I found out...Read More »


Spring - Guest Post from Jon McGovern

Spring. It’s nice and warm. It brings JOY to people’s faces. They get to wear their spring clothes like shorts and sandals. They don’t have to wear long denim jeans or long sleeve shirts.


They think about being on the beach and having a...Read More »


Guest Post: Kile Pelletier - Connecting with Legislators.

Hi everyone, it’s Kile.  I am dropping by with a blog post. March has started off to be a good busy month for me. This past weekend we had the cam am dog sled races that we have very year in March. So, you would think why I write about...Read More »


Able Accounts - Where have you been? Guest Post from Kile Pelletier

Able Accounts where have you been? It has been a long time that Maine has been waiting to have Able Accounts. So that people with disabilities had a place that they can save money. We would have to hide money so that we could...Read More »


Guest Post: Summer of 1990 from Jon McGovern

Hi my is Jon
Let’s go back to the summer of 1990 in Washington D.C. when I saw President George Bush Sr. sign the ADA into law. Judith Heumann, James Lebrecht, and Ann Cupolo Freeman were there also. You may have seen them in Crip Camp and they talked about...Read More »


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