Register For The 13th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference!


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This coming April the Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration will bring together thought leaders from across the fields of developmental disabilities and public policy to explore the theme:

“2020 Vision: Seeing Today and Envisioning the Possibilities of Tomorrow.”

The new decade is an opportunity to evaluate where we are and imagine a limitless future. Please join us next April to learn how you can play a part in shaping the best possible future for Californians with developmental disabilities.

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown-Arena, 300 J st. Sacramento, CA

Schedule of Events:
April 27-28 – Public Policy Conference
April 29 – Capitol Advocacy Day

33rd Annual Supported Life Conference is Coming Up

The 33rd Annual Supported Life Conference is less than one month away! On October 10th and 11th The Supported Life Institute will be hosting their annual conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Sacramento.

The conference is a great opportunity to meet new people, see old friends and learn about issues of importance the intellectual a developmental disabilities community. This year the conference will cover many interest areas including:

  • Communication and Augmentative or Alternative Communication
  • Diversity
  • Family Supports/Transition
  • Employment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Living/Community
  • Organizational/Staff Development
  • Personal Power & Rights and Schools.

Keynote Speakers include; Nancy Bargmann, Director of CA Department of Developmental Services, Leroy F. Moore, Jr., Poet, Activist and Author, Kristin Wright, CA State Director of Special Education and Laurie Rodriguez, Director of Human resources and Inclusion, Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

For more information about the conference and The Supported Life Institute visit:

State of the Art Conference on Inclusive Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities

For the first time this popular conference of 300+ participants will be taking place on the west coast. The conference provides opportunities for colleges of all sizes, universities, researchers, program staff, parents and self-advocates to learn about the current state of research and practice in the field, and to network with each other. Panels that include faculty and staff from postsecondary education initiatives, parents, self-advocates, and other experts, share effective practices during break-out sessions with opportunities for group discussion. The Student Leadership Conference is a new, parallel conference which brings more high school and college students into the conversation​.

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Register For the Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference

We are just one week away from the 12th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference!

There are a few spots still available, so if you haven’t yet, register NOW if you would like to attend the state’s premier developmental disabilities public policy conference.

This year attendees will hear from state, national, and internationally known thought leaders on subjects affecting Californian’s with I/DD throughout their lifespans. Topics will include:

  • Financial Inclusion
  • Transportation
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
  • Supports and Services
  • And many more

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the policies and issues facing our community. Still not convinced? View the complete schedule of events.

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