SCDD Los Angeles Office

Regional Advisory Committee Members

Harold Fujita, Chairperson
Jose Gonzalez, Vice Chairperson
Alnita Dunn
Julie Gaona
Ellen Jannol
Miriam Kang
Wesley Witherspoon
Alison Cameron Gray
Cathay Liu

Self-Advocacy Board of Los Angeles County (SABLAC)

Gavel and text, deciding for ourselves. SABLAC, Self-Advocacy Board of Los Angeles County

The Self-Advocacy Board of Los Angeles County (SABLAC) is an organization run by and for people with developmental disabilities and allies. Its purpose is to strengthen the self-advocacy movement throughout Los Angeles by:

  1. Helping more self-advocacy groups get started
  2. Teaching people about their rights
  3. Developing leadership skills
  4. Providing input on important legislation and policies

We do this through our meetings, trainings, conferences and working with other organizations on issues of importance to us, The Self-Advocacy Board began in 1988 and became a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 1999. Facilitation is provided by staff from the Los Angeles office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities

Gray circle with letter i to indicate information How to Become a Member of SABLAC

SABLAC is always looking for new members who want to get involved. Members must:

  1. Have a developmental disability or be an ally
  2. Be interested in self-advocacy and improving services
  3. Be willing to participate in advocacy activities

Joining is easy! If you attend three meetings you can become a full voting member.

SABLAC meetings are typically held the first Saturday of every month from 1:30 – 4:00 at the SCDD Los Angeles Office. Please join our contact list for the most current information on meetings. Email Julie Eby-McKenzie at the address below to be added. We will also announce meetings via our Facebook page.

Contact us if you would like more information. Call our facilitator, Julie Eby-McKenzie from the SCDD LA office at 818-543-4631 or by email at julie.eby-mckenzie@scdd.ca.gov.    

UPCOMING MEETINGS

SCDD Los Angeles Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting- (Agenda)
October 26, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

SCDD Los Angeles Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting- (Agenda
September 28, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

SCDD Los Angeles Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting- (Agenda)
August 31, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

SCDD Los Angeles Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting- (Agenda)
June 29, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

SCDD Los Angeles Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting – Agenda

April 27, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM . Location: Zoom and teleconference only.

SCDD Los Angeles Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) Meeting – Agenda

February 24, 2020 4:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Los Angeles Regional Office, 411 N Central Ave.,Suite 620, Glendale, CA 91203 

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Contact Us

Main Office
411 N. Central Avenue, Suite 620
Glendale, CA 91203

(818) 543-4631
Fax: (818) 543-4635
losangeles@scdd.ca.gov

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Christofer Arroyo
Manager
Christofer.Arroyo@scdd.ca.gov
(818) 543-4631

Marina Bchtikian
Administrative Assistant
marina.bchtikian@scdd.ca.gov

(818) 543-4631

Julie Eby-McKenzie
Community Program Specialist II
julie.eby-mckenzie@scdd.ca.gov

(818) 548-3004

Melody Goodman
CPS II/QA Coordinator
melody.goodman@scdd.ca.gov

(818) 543-4631

Thomas Hamlett
CPS II/QA Coordinator
thomas.hamlett@scdd.ca.gov

(818) 543-4637

Dinah Pio de Roda
Administrative Assistant/QA Project
dinah.pioderoda@scdd.ca.gov

(818) 548-3007

Jenny Villanueva
CPS II/QA Coordinator
jenny.villanueva@scdd.ca.gov
(818) 548-3007