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:
- Helping more self-advocacy groups get started
- Teaching people about their rights
- Developing leadership skills
- 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:
- Have a developmental disability or be an ally
- Be interested in self-advocacy and improving services
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org