Welcome to People First of the South Bay and Harbor Area!
People First is the name of a self-advocacy group for people with developmental disabilities, driven by these individuals.
The name is based on the idea that individuals with disabilities deserve to be seen as people first, not disabled people.
Groups are formed with the assistance and facilitation of Social Vocational Services and others throughout California. Each Group is autonomous and develops its own goals and activities, which are chosen by the membership.
Some assistance is necessary, and that guidance is provided by facilitators (professionals, community volunteers, and activists who help and support the officers and members).
People First was founded in the state of Washington, and has grown to be an international movement. Conferences are held at local, state, and national level, and an international conference is held every three years.