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  • Self-Advocacy Council 6 LogoAbout Self Advocacy Council 6 

    The SAC6 was created in May, 1992 by consumers at an area self-advocacy meeting and serves Area 6 — Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne counties. Two representatives from each self advocacy chapter in Area 6 can serve on the SAC6 board.  Area 6 has representatives on the Valley Mountain Regional Center Board, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) North Valley Hills Office, the Statewide Self-Advocacy Network (SSAN), and the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). 

  • The representative of the Department of Developmental Services Consumer Advisory Committee is also a member of the SAC6.  The elected leadership for SAC6 includes:Self-Advocacy Council 6 Officers
    • Jessica Quesada, Chairperson
    • Lisa Utsey, Vice Chairperson and Treasurer
    • Brianna Delgadillo, Secretary
    • Joe Chase, Sgt at Arms
    • Lisa Esteves, VMRC Representative to the Board and Consumer Services

    Only members of self-advocacy groups are members of SAC6 board. SAC6 also publishes a newsletter called The Chatter: Spring 2019.

SAC6 Area Meeting: Friday August 2, 2019

Join us at the August AREA MEETING!

WHEN: Friday, August 2, 2019
TIME: 10:00am-1:30pm
WHERE: Turner Park, 287 Treat Ave San Andreas, CA (Between E St. Charles & Pope St)

LUNCH will be available (MUST RSVP by 7/26/19) suggested donation is $1.00 for Hot dogs, Nachos & Water. Soda & Candy FOR SALE $1.00. Call SAC6 NOW to RSVP 209-594-1476 Or 1-888-960-2416 SAC6.

Come and meet some VMRC Staff!!

  • Cultural Specialist– Carlos Hernandez
  • Employment Specialist– Enos Edmerson
  • Clinical Director– Claire Lazaro
  • And information tables by:

The logo for VMRC shows representation of mountains, a person reaching for a star, and the words Valley Mountain Regional CenterDisability Rights California LogoState Council on Developmental Disabilities North Valley Hills office

Next Advisory Meeting with the Director: June 27, 2019 in the VMRC Director’s Conference Room.

The mission of the SAC6 is:

  • Learn about issues that impact the lives of people with developmental disabilities.
  • Tell the self-advocacy groups about important issues.
  • Find out what the self-advocacy groups think about important issues.
  • Find out what self-advocates want in their lives.
  • Talk to people who make decisions for people with developmental disabilities, including VMRC and Area Board, and tell them what advocates want.
  • Help the self-advocacy  movement grow!

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February 8, 2019