Alternatives 2010: Interpretation, Psychiatric Dog Training, Hotel Update

Alternatives 2010, taking place September 29 - October 3, is the annual event to gain knowledge and skills as well as to connect and network with other consumer/survivors across the nation. It's always an unforgettable conference. If you haven't yet registered, do so today! 
Language Interpretation, ASL Available 
Alternatives 2010 is committed to making this conference accessible to people of diverse cultures. Interpretation will be available in Spanish, Vietnamese, and ASL. If you have requested interpretation, please check in at the registration desk.
In addition to interpretation, there will be a workshop offered in Vietnamese and several in Spanish.
Free Psychiatric Service Dog Training Opportunity
Friday, October 1: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

The Psychiatric Service Dog Society will offer a free service dog training clinic to conference attendees with service dogs. The clinic will provide free one-on-one behavioral consultations with professional dog trainer Tina Madden, who was one of Cesar Millan’s lead trainers for many years. Participation in the training clinic is optional and is a great opportunity to obtain free expert input to any behavioral issues. Sign up at the registration desk.
Hotel and Travel Information
Great news! The Hyatt Regency Orange County has announced that it will continue to accept hotel reservations at the conference rate beyond the original cutoff date of September 7, pending availability of rooms. 
Alternatives 2010 is accessible from three area airports. The closest airport is SNA (Santa Ana, John Wayne, Irvine, Orange County-all names for the same airport). Los Angeles (LAX) and Long Beach (LGB) are also options.
Ground transportation information
Supershuttle: no reservation needed, just walk down to their stop at the airport.
SNA Supershuttle - $14 per person; Taxi from SNA about $50.
LAX (Los Angeles) - Supershuttle: $16 per person (yet the ride can take up to one or two hours as they drop off people in the greater Los Angeles area). Taxi from LAX: over $100.
LGB (Long Beach) - JetBlue and several other airlines fly here. No shuttle available. Rental cars available. Taxi about $60.
Groups who would like to schedule a passenger van that holds up to 10 people and luggage from any of the airports may arrange this by calling the Hyatt concierge, 714-750-1234. Prices for this van from: LAX $120; SNA $75; LBG $75.

Visit our Facebook page to inquire about possible taxi and ride-shares!