tony@thearcca.org
Event Date: March 8 - 10, 2015
The 8th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference
Hosted by The Arc and UCP California Collaboration
Sunday March 8 through Tuesday March 10, 2015


Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza Hotel
300 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 
Conference Partner 
The California Supported Living Network

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Fred Jones and
Kathleen Reed


Description of Sponsor Levels
Conference
Event Sponsors 
The Arc San Diego
 
UCP North Bay
 
Conference
Exhibitor Sponsors 
Scholarship Fund Contributors 
Jim Baldwin 
Rebecca Leinhart 
Fred Jones and Kathleen Reed



HOTEL REGISTRATION 
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Sacramento, CA 95814
Two Ways to Register: 
  1. Hotel Registration using the group convention code: ARC
  2. Call 1-877-834-36131-877-834-3613 or (916) 446-0100(916) 446-0100 (front desk) and ask for The Arc rate discount rate of $110.00 (single) or $165 (double).  Our rate includes breakfast voucher and discount parking at $6 day.
Please keep in mind that all reservations must be in by: February 5, 2015.   
Commemorating Rally 
30 Year Anniversary  
The Arc CA v DDS
1985 Supreme Court Decision 

Tuesday March 10, 2015 
9:00 am to 10 am 
Traffic Circle Facing the Stanley Mosk statue
Stanley Mosk, Supreme Court Justice 1912-2001
  ARC V DDS DECISION 


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30th Anniversary of The Arc v DDS: Commemorating the Supreme Court's Decision on the Lanterman Act Entitlement

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9:00 am to 10:00 am

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Dear Tony,

Join hundreds of advocates as we gather in the California State Capitol, learn about what's impacting people with developmental disabilities, meet other great advocates from across the state and descend on the Capitol Building to talk with our legislative representatives. 

As Helen Keller once said, "Alone we do so little; together we can do so much."  This is where the power of our community comes from.  We don't use money to influence policy makers but we have a compelling story to tell and most importantly we have power that comes from our ability to organize people to action.  Every year we bring you national policy experts, legislators working on issues important to us, administration officials responsible for implementing helpful public policy for people with disabilities, and disability rights and services advocates who work tirelessly every year for our community.

This year the conference starts on Sunday March 8th in the morning, goes into Monday evening, and culminates with a rally at the Supreme Court Building (traffic circle) and visits with your legislators on Tuesday March 10, 2015.

(Prices will increase 20% after February 20, 2015): 
Non-Member Conference Registration
Full Conference Package: $385
 
One Day Only $200 
Lunch Only: $60

Members Only: Conference Registration
Full Conference Package: $325

One Day Only: $170
Lunch Only: $50


Limited scholarships available for self-advocates and family members who need them.
Scholarship Application

See the draft of the program - it is only a draft and will definitely change in a couple presentations.
   
DRAFT PROGRAM

OPENING AFTERNOON
Sunday March 8, 2015

The conference kicks off with presentations on the Lanterman Act, the Lanterman Coalition 2015 advocacy campaigns, a dedication to the late Bob Perrotti and the 30th Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision in Arc vs. DDS, and a presentation on the current state of Early Start services and the Interagency Coordinating Council for young children and their families.
FIRST DAY - KEYNOTE LUNCH 
Sunday March 8, 2015
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Laura Brackin, Ph.D. will present on the new rules for the settings in delivering home and community based services.  The rules set by the Center for MediCaid and MediCare Services (CMS) have changed and continue to change.  Dr. Brackin has wonderful talent for taking complex material and presenting in a way everyone can understand.  She is the former state chapter Executive Director for The Arc of Louisiana, and former Director of the Louisianan Department of Developmental Services.
FIRST DAY - AFTERNOON PROGRAM 
Sunday March 8, 2015
Event Sponsor

The afternoon program will touch on topics such as healthcare policy, futures planning and conservatorships, supported decision making, self-advocacy, and an address by Ron Brown, The Arc of United States president.  
SECOND DAY - MORNING PROGRAM 
Monday March 9, 2015

Have breakfast with your friends and join us first thing Monday morning at 8:30 am as start with an overview analysis of the state of the state budget, then a panel of policymakers and other experts giving more policy and budget details directly impacting our community.  While several legislators weave their way through the conference to remark on policy issues impacting our community and to receive recognition from us on their advocacy we'll close the morning with a policy presentation on major changes and developments related to work for people with disabilities by Joe Xavier, the Director of the Department of Rehabilitation.
SECOND DAY - KEYNOTE LUNCH 
Event Sponsor
Monday March 9, 2015

Join us for what is sure to be an energetic and passionate address by Santi Rogers, Director of the California Department of Developmental Services.  Director Rogers has over 45 years of service to people with intellectual and all developmental disabilities and their families with early connections to The Arc San Joaquin where he spent his early years. 
SECOND DAY - AFTERNOON PROGRAM 
Monday March 9, 2015
Event Sponsor

Just when you thought maybe you could relax after lunch we have three prominent national speakers.  Make sure you're fully alert because you'll want to keep up with Connie Gardner and Stephen Bennett from the national UCP office and Sue Swenson US Department of Education.  
SECOND DAY - AFTERNOON BREAKOUT 
Monday March 9, 2015
Event Sponsor

Still no time to rest because our breakouts are amazing and packed with rich opportunities to learn about very important topics such as the Able Act, IHSS, Criminal Justice, Health Services and Advocacy, Self-Determination, and policy impacts on Supported Living services etc. 
SECOND DAY - WRAP-UP & RECEPTION 
Monday March 9, 2015
Event Sponsor

Wrap-up the conference, answer policy questions and logistics on meeting your legislator, what to expect for tomorrow and possibly more legislator recognitions during the reception.
 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

8th Annual Developmental Disabilities Public Policy Conference

At the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA, hosted by:

The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy

California Collaboration


Help support The Arc and UCP’s 8th Annual California Public Policy Conference, March 8, 9, and 10th 2015 through sponsorship contributions.  Every year we organize a popular high quality public policy conference in Sacramento and maintain a very reasonable price thanks to the contributions from our sponsors.  Almost half of our attendees are leadership and management level community providers, 20% are family members and self-advocates, 10% provide direct support professionals, and the rest are private and government systems professionals and policymakers. This year we have the following levels for sponsorship:

Conference Partner: $2500:

The conference sponsors will be invited to speak during the board of directors meeting on Sunday morning and will welcome attendees to the conference in the morning and at the reception following the conference. The Partner will be listed on the cover of the program and on the sponsor page of the program. In addition to promoting your business/service at an exhibit table, promotional materials will be included in the conference packet and the “Partner” is entitled to two tickets to attend the conference and all events at no cost.

Event Sponsor: $1500:

The event sponsors will sponsor one of the available events and choose which event on a “first come first serve” basis. Events include: Executive Directors meeting on Saturday night, Board of Directors Lunch on Sunday, Benefit Luncheon on Monday during the conference, or the closing reception on Monday. The Event Sponsor will be thanked during their sponsored event and listed on the sponsor page of the program. In addition to promoting your business/service at an exhibit table, promotional materials will be included in the conference packet and are entitled to two tickets to attend the conference and all events at no cost.

Exhibitor Sponsor: $500:

The exhibitor sponsor will be highlighted during the closing reception and listed on the sponsor page of the program.  In addition to promoting your business/service at an exhibit table, promotional materials will be included in the conference packet and are entitled to one ticket to attend the conference and the benefit luncheon at no cost.

Contact:

Gwen Lopez (916) 552-6619(916) 552-6619, or gwen@thearcca.org,

c/o The Arc of California: 1225 8th Street, Suite 350, Sacramento, CA 95815

ONLINE Sponsorship Registration:


 
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