• 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:
    • Lisa Utsey, Chairperson and Treasurer
    • Catrina Castro, Vice Chairperson
    • Jessica Quesada, Secretary
    • Crystal Enyeart, Sgt at Arms and VMRC Representative to the Board of Directors and Consumer Services Committee
  • Only members of self-advocacy groups are members of SAC6 board. SAC6 also publishes a newsletter called 
  • The Chatter:  Fall 2019
  • The Chatter: Spring 2019

Upcoming Events

CHOICES 2020 – Friday, April 3, 2020…more information to come

Recent Events

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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