2020 Developmental Disabilities

Public Policy Conference

 Sponsored by The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration


Monday April 27, 2020
Wednesday April 29, 2020

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Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Jaime Vargas
The Arc California

(916) 552-6619


Holiday Inn

Reserve a Room

Book before March 25th for our discount rate

By phone: Call (916) 446-0100 or 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) and use Group Code: QAR


Click here to reserve your room online



Due to local, state, and federal directives related to Covid-19, The Arc & UCP Public Policy Conference has unfortunately been postponed.  We will update when a new date has been confirmed.  

Our conference is the leading event for self-advocates, family members, community service providers, direct support professionals, regional center professionals, policymakers, and anyone interested in understanding and influencing public policy to build a better today and tomorrow for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Please join us to expand your knowledge of diverse, relevant topics that have immediate current and future implications for people in our community. 

This year we will explore the theme:


Major policy changes proposed at state and federal levels will directly impact Californians with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Attendees will gain deep understanding of the current policy reality necessary to push in positive directions, enabling our community to envision and create a new future.


Monday, April 27th & Tuesday, April 28th

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Sessions

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception

Wednesday, April 29th

Capitol Visits!

A few of this year’s topics include:

  • Aging & I/DD - California’s Master Plan on Aging by Kim McCoy Wade, Director of the CA Department of Aging
  • Housing: A Crisis Within A Crisis by Aaron Carruthers, Director of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities
  • Three Days In Paradise - Disaster Response and Lessons Learned for the Disability Community
  • National Update of Landscape & Policy Priorities by Peter Berns, CEO of The Arc of US
  • The State Budget - Overview and Impacts by Scott Graves, CA Budget & Policy Center
  • And many more to be announced soon... 
Register and reserve your hotel room BEFORE March 25th for early bird pricing! 

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors scholarships are available. Click here before March 4th to apply.

If you have already registered and are unable to attend, please contact The Arc of California (916) 552-6619 before Monday April 13 for a full refund. 


Hear From Former Attendees

"I found The Arc's Policy Conference to be incredibly informative, not just in showcasing the existing policies that nonprofit leaders need to be aware of, but also in looking to the future in promoting diverse, inclusive and accessible communities. I've stayed connected with many people I met at the conference and have built great relationships in furthering the work we share in." - Abby Yim, Executive Director, Integrated Community Services - San Rafael

"The conference gives me a chance to bond with others who share a similar goal, share information, and develop skills to become an effective advocate for my daughter’s rights and the rights of all people with I/DD." - Sandy Waterbury, Parent - Ventura



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