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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.


NOTE CHANGE IN DATE (one week later):  now MAY 9 - 10, 2014

19th Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference

"Self-Advocates Taking Flight"

Friday & Saturday, May 9th & 10th, 2014

Sacramento Lions Gate Hotel

Sponsored By: Supported Life Institute and Area Board 3


  • Action
  • State Budget
  • Legislators
  • Health & Wellness
  • Independence & Living Options
  • Microenterprises and Jobs
  • People First and Self-Advocacy Groups
  • Regional and Statewide Networking
  • Relationships and Sexuality
  • Serving on Boards and Facilitation
  • Transition and Youth Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Transportation Advocacy


Sam Durbin
Integrity House, Santa Ana

Zachary Miller
Advocates Training Advocates, Elk Grove

Registration Information | Registration Form

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

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27th Annual
Supported Life 2013 - "Wellness For All"
Empowering All People with Developmental Disabilities to be Fully Included in the Community

OCTOBER 10 - 11, 2013
Lions Gate Hotel, Sacramento, CA

We appreciate the increased attendance of 350 at this exciting event!

Please visit our Exhibitor information to see links to excellent vendors as well.


20th Annual
Inclusion Celebration

OCTOBER 9, 2013

Thanks to over 100 of you helping celebrate and honor the contributions of our 7 Inclusion Celebration honorees.

It was a meaningful, touching tribute to their efforts, inspiring all of us to redouble our efforts to include people with disabilities in every aspect of the community.


Presented by Supported Life Institute & Area Board 3

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A communication technology user 3rd Annual

Communication & Assistive Technology
Training Expo

Friday November 8th, 2013

Lions Gate Hotel
3410 Westover Street
Sacramento (McClellan), CA 95652


One-day conference designed for speech therapists (earn CEUs!), families, educators, support agencies, and people who use communication devices.

  • provides training on basics of Assistive Technology (AT) and opportunities that high,
    mid and low technologies offer persons with disabilities
  • features - Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • highlights - Assistive Technology Solutions in the home
  • is designed for families, speech therapists, educators, agencies, and individuals served
  • includes presentations from technology companies on what makes them different
  • offers hands-on technology demonstrations

Registration Materials

Attention Speech Pathologists!
Earn up to 6 hours CEU
Continuing Education Units
"Introductory Level, Professional Area"



Thanks to the 380 who participated!!!

Please Mark Your 2014 Calendar and Tell a Friend about the
19th Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference:
May 2 - 3, 2014


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The 18th Annual

Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference

"No Limits -- No Boundaries"

Friday and Saturday
May 3 - 4, 2013

McClellan Conference Center

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Regional Center Vendor Codes:
     Conference Registration: Vendor # : P63905
     Hotel (Sacramento Lions Gate Hotel): ZA4298   



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


Announcing the Communication Technology Education Center!

Find out more about the Self-Advocacy Coordination Project

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Supported Life Institute
2025 Hurley Way, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 567-1974

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

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