Speaking For Ourselves: 40th Anniversary Celebration!

There will be a Virtual AND In-Person Celebration! Scroll for more information and be sure to register!

Find your voice! Advocate for your future! Meet great people!

Part 1:

June 4, 2022 – 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT (Virtual)

Join us or a free virtual celebration on Saturday, June 4th, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT via Zoom.

Be sure to register by clicking the button below!


3 p.m. Welcome and Introduce the SFO Board

Speaking for Ourselves Song (Karl Williams)

3:15 Opening Speaker: History with Slide Show (by Topics)

3:30 Celebration of Roland’s Life (Chester Chapter reads from Roland’s book)

3:45 Break Out Rooms with a Facilitator (15 minutes)

  • What kind of future do you want for SFO?

4:00 Stretch Break (10 minutes) SFO Music & Slide Show

4:10 Break Out Room Reports        

4:30 Open Mike About Speaking for Ourselves (with MC)               


Part 2:
October 15, 2022 – 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA.

Registration and more information will be posted soon!

See pictures of Holy Family University below.

Being a member of Speaking for Ourselves is an experience of a lifetime. Celebrate with us and be a part of something big!

Speaking for Ourselves is an independent grassroots, self-help/self-advocacy organization run by people with developmental disabilities.

Our purpose is to help our members run their organizations, develop leadership skills through real-life experiences, learn to work together collectively to address their own issues, and increase their own self-sufficiency and independence.

Speaking for Ourselves began in February 1982 and has been assisting to empower others, pass legislation, and supporting all people to speak for themselves. We are 40 years strong and continue to uphold the beliefs of our founders.

Funding and Support provided by Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services.

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