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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.


Save These Dates!!!

23rd Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference

~Western States Invited!~

Friday and Saturday, May 4th & 5th, 2018
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sacramento

Advocacy Rocks!

Save-The-Date Flier Speaker Application



31st Annual Supported Life Conference
“Designing Dreams: Blueprint for a Meaningful Life”

October 5-6, 2017
Crowne Plaza Hotel
5321 Date Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95841

36 Sessions
Covering 9 Topic Areas

  • Communication/ACC
  • Employment
  • Family Supports/Transition
  • Living/Community
  • Organizational/Staff Development
  • Personal Power & Rights
  • Policy & Legislation
  • Relationships
  • Silence = Violence



Laura Larson
Executive Director, Far Northern Regional Center

Russell Lehmann
Autism Coalition of Nevada
Nevada Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities

Debbie Ball
Easter Seals Southern California WorkFirst Employment Division

Peter Leidy
Nationally-known speaker, consultant, trainer

Special Wednesday October 4 Cal APSE Pre-Conference Session

"Beyond Conversion and Compliance:  Supporting a Rich Life with Employment:  Vision to Practice"


Conference Brochure

Online Registration

New this year Pre-Conference Session


Exhibitors New content!


The over-400 Registrants - most in 6 years -
shows strength of peer / self-advocacy!
Thanks for participating - from all areas of California -
plus a strong Nevada delegation...

22nd Annual Statewide Self-Advocacy Conference
"Self-Advocacy Round-Up"

  ~ Western States Invited Back! ~
For the 2nd year, we invite self-advocacy groups from nearby western states, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, others.

May 5-6, 2017
    Sacramento Crowne Plaza Hotel




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

People who use Alta California 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

Find out more about the Self-Advocacy Coordination Project

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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.

Look for our receipt for your
tax-deductible donation.

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