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A SUPPORTED LIFE is a life that is rich in qualities a person most desires, and one which shows how connected we all are to each other.

A life which:
  • grows from a person's own choices, desires and dreams;
  • is not controlled by what kind of services are currently available;
  • goes beyond just meeting a person's basic needs, to reaching a rich quality of life;
  • includes all areas of a person's life;
  • is always changing throughout a person's life;
  • is the kind of life we all want and is not unique to people who happen to have disabilities.

Professionals in the Developmental Disability Field (2/3 of attendees),
as well as People with Disabilities and Family members (1/3 of attendees)
all come to train, learn, and share at the 29th Annual

Supported Life 2015

"Ready or Not -- Change is Coming!"

Empowering All People with Developmental Disabilities to be Fully Included in the Community

October 8th & 9th, 2015

Crowne Plaza Hotel
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

35 Sessions
Covering 10 Topic Areas

  • Communication/ACC
  • Employment
  • Family Supports/Transition
  • Health & Wellness
  • Living/Community
  • Politics & Legislation
  • Personal Power & Rights
  • Politics & Legislation
  • Relationships
  • Schools


Mindy Oppenheim
Director, Vocational Rehab Program, UC San Francisco

Dmitri Belser
Executive Director,
Center for Accessible Technology

Ari Ne’eman
Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Diana Pastora Carson
Educator, Family Member, Author

Supported Life 2015 Conference Brochure

** Session Information -- Updated **


Online Registration

Our conference partners...
Yocha Dehe Sierra Health Foundation California Supported Living Network Disability Rights California My Support


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Join Us at 2016 Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference
May 6 - 7, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel Sacramento Northeast


and THANKS to the hundreds of attendees at our

20th Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference
"Celebrate Self-Advocacy"
May 1 - 2, 2015
New Location!! Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sacramento

"Celebrate Self-Advocacy" Registration Forms are Ready Now
It's time to Register for the Conference and for the Hotel.

See Conference Details for the Program and other details.

Sign up soon for this 20th Annual Self-Advocacy Training, Conference, Resource Fair, and "Celebration"

Download and Print out Forms and Info to send in with payment.

Note Regional Center Vendor Code is P63905 for the Conference
Hotel Vendor Code is ZA4775

(contact us at 916-567-1974 x200 if you have any questions)

Conference Details      Forms and Info

Announcing the 28th annual Supported Life Conference!

Supported Life 2014:
Proactive... Productive... Progressive

Empowering All People with Developmental Disabilities to be Fully Included in the Community

OCTOBER 9 - 10, 2014
Lions Gate Hotel, Sacramento, CA

and Inclusion Celebration Wednesday evening Oct. 8th

Presented by Supported Life Institute & Area Board 3

40 Sessions
Covering 10 Topic Areas

  • Communication/ACC
  • Relationships
  • Community Culture Change
  • Personal Power & Rights
  • Employment
  • Politics & Legislation
  • Health & Wellness
  • Schools
  • Living/Community
  • Transition/Family Supports


Stuart Haskin

Bonnie Mintun
Educator, AAC & Family Specialist

Laura Nagle
Arizona TASH, Phoenix AZ

Will Sanford
Futures Explored, Inc.

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Conference Session Video!

Employment First Policy



Are you interested in being a Facilitator
who assists a member of Alta Regional Center’s
Board of Directors?

People who use Alta Regional Center services are joining advisory committees and boards of directors to share their views. Alta’s Board of Directors assures its members who have disabilities have the assistance they need by providing a support person or “facilitator.”

Members select facilitators who assist them with carrying out their duties on the Board and Committees.

The Supported Life Institute is available to help with the selection, payment and training of facilitators.

To learn more about being a facilitator, contact Supported Life Institute (916) 567-1301


Communication Technology Education Center

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Supported Life Institute
1010 Hurley Way, # 180
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 567-1974

Help Bring Voice to people with disabilities by supporting our Communication Training, Self-Advocacy and Conference Training work.

The Supported Life Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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tax-deductible donation.

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