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Supported Life Conference
(since 1987)

Our signature Conference brings to the greater Sacramento area a training and networking opportunity since 1987 focusing on state-of-the-art efforts to create fully inclusive communities in California.

Hundreds participate in this best-attended annual 2-day conference in the field of Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities on the West Coast.

Professionals statewide from various service agencies and schools ~ joined by people with disabilities and family members ~ portray inclusion even while learning how to create inclusion. 
Targeting an audience of 2/3 professionals, with 1/3 self-advocates and family members, this Conference is a great way each year to train individuals or Agency Staff in creating supports for people to be fully included in the community.


California Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference
(since 1996)

In partnership with others, the Institute co-produced the first-ever California statewide conference on self-advocacy in 1996.

This Annual 2-day Peer-to-Peer Conference draws hundreds of attendees each year from all over California, and for the past few years, from Nevada and other Western states.

Experienced self-advocates teach and mentor peers with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities.

Targeting an audience of 3/4 self-advocates with 1/4 professionals and families, the Conference is planned and implemented by and for Self-Advocates from all over the State ~ about independence, employment, citizenship, and involvement in the community.



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