Speaking Up For Us (SUFU) is run by and for adults (maybe like you) who live with developmental disabilities.

SUFU shows us how to have more control of our lives, and use our voices to “Speak Up” for issues that are important to us and all people with disabilities.

And … we do have FUN!

  • Statewide Conferences
  • Regional Meetings/ Conferences
  • Local Chapter meetings
  • Maybe a party here and there
  • Make new friends in your community and throughout Maine.

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Meet our Board:

Chris Heywood

Hello my name is Chris and I the new location for our Chapter Meetings and like meeting new people. I love the work that the Board gives us and would like to become an officer. I also like the website and think the member log in page is easy to...Read More »

Paul Picard

My name is Paul and I’m the Treasurer for the Board. I would like to get a Chapter started in my area and I like doing a lot of new stuff on the board. I love being the treasure and also like seeing new members from the other Chapters that...Read More »

Tucker Conley

Hello my name is Tucker and I am the Vice Chair for the Board. We picked new officers in our local Chapter and then also collected donations for the Ronald McDonald House. We asked our local legislatures about Transportation and we make decisions for ourselves and use our own voices.

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Ida Patterson

Hello my name is Ida and I like being on the board and going to the meetings. I like that the meetings are slowed down so I can understand everything.

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Sarah Trites

Hello my name is Sarah and I like to help and love to advocate for myself. I know all the work that needs to be done as well and used to be the Co-Chair in New Hampshire. I would like to be an Officer on the Board.

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Rakel Arthers

Hello my name is Rakel  I am the Chair of the Board. I have been hanging out with my family and going to basketball games. 

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Marie Fearon

Hello my name is Marie and I’m the secretary of the Board.  I have met new friends and I like being an officer. I love doing the hard work and knowing how the budget works.

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Bill Sevigney

Hello my name is Bill I like being on the board and doing the hard work. I also like understanding the budget. 

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Josh Lonsdale

Hello my name is Josh and I enjoy the challenge that it brings to be on the Board. I may not be able to do everything, but with the right people, and the right ideas, anything is possible. The reason I joined the SUFU Board, was I learned the...Read More »

Eric McVay

Hello my name is Eric and like the board because I help people’s lives and also work with allies. 

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Robbie Garland

Hello my name is Robbie and l really love being on the board and helping people and it does not matter what disability they have at all.

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