2019 Developmental Disabilities

Public Policy Conference

 Sponsored by The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy California Collaboration


Monday March 18, 2019 
Wednesday March 20, 2019 

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

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Christian McMahon 
The Arc California

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Book before February 13th for our discount rate

By phone: Call (916) 446-0100 or 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329) and use Group Code: A12


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Monday March 18, 2019 - Wednesday March 20, 2019

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:


Intersections are the places where two things come together and have an effect on each other.  People with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience many intersections throughout their lives when critical choices must be made about health, education, housing, employment, transportation, criminal justice, family and personal relationships, and others.  This conference will explore those intersections and the implications for public policy.


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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