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People First

People First is a self advocacy group for individuals with disabilities in many states across the country. The groups are organized under a larger organization, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered or SABE.

Missouri People First

Ohio People First


Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is the self-advocacy organization of the United States. Founded in 1990, SABE has been working hard for the full inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the community throughout the United States and the world for 24 years. This non-profit advocacy organization is run by a board of self-advocates representing 9 regions of the country.


The American Network of Community Options and Resources is an advocate and resource for private community providers of services to people with disabilities.


The Association of People Supporting Employment-First supports Employment First to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.