Welcome to San Diego People First. In 1988, a band of self-advocates met together and formed San Diego People First.

We have grown over the years holding annual self-advocacy conferences, delivering trainings and presentations and conducting community service projects. We educate and promote self-advocacy and leadership skills among our members and to the greater community.

San Diego People First is a regional self-advocate group that meets the second Saturday of every month from 10:00 am to Noon.

During our business meetings we usually have a guest speaker and give members a chance to report on their self-advocate groups. We also have updates from People First of California, the San Diego Regional Center, and other important matters. During our work group meetings we usually work on special projects.







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San Diego People First Conference

San Diego People First Conference is a two-day event for self-advocates age 18 & over, agency staff and family members. The Conference introduces participants to the power and importance of the People First movement — the rights movement for individuals with developmental disabilities. Through workshops, 12 sdpfexhibits, social time and networking, the conference provides a forum for self-advocates to share concerns, goals and successes.

27th Annual Self-Advocacy Conference
June 2-3, 2017
Mission Valley Marriott

Registration deadline: May 5, 2017

This Year’s Theme:
“Dare to Dream”




Conference Information Coming Soon
Registration Materials
Workshop Speaker Application

Street Fair Artist/Boutique vendor application
Street Fair Exhibitor/Resource Table application
Mike DeLisa Leadership Award Nomination Form
Gift Basket Flyer
Sponsorship/Donation Request

For more information about the conference, email Laura Krebs at