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

 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


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