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.







10th Annual Legislative Community Forum

You're invited to the 10h annual Legislative Community Form, presented by the Developmental Disabilities Provider Network. This is a great opportunity meet your elected officials, help raise awareness for people developmental disabilities and let your voice be heard!

This event will be held on May 9th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m at the Balboa Park Club, 2144 Pan American Rd West, San Diego, CA 92011.

This is a Free Event! There is limited seating, so reserve your seats via email at or call (760) 721-1706. Please RSVP by May 2, 2014.

For additional information, click here to download the flyer.


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.

The 24th Annual San Diego People First Conference
May 9-11, 2014
San Diego Mission Valley Marriott

This year’s theme:
San Diego People First:  Work Well, Live Well.


Conference Information
Conference Registration Form
Friday Night "Early Arrival" Registration Form
Mike DeLisa Leadership Award Nomination Form

For more information about the conference, email Laura Krebs at