In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program, which will provide consumers and their families with more freedom, control, and responsibility in choosing services and supports to help them meet objectives in their Individual Program Plan.
In the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4685.8, the services and supports will be directed by a participant through person-centered planning, as they are designed to assist the participant to achieve personally defined outcomes in community settings that promote inclusion.
During the first three years of the Self-Determination Program, enrollment was limited to 2,500 people.
Self Determination is reaching a milestone in its implementation. It is expected to roll out on July 1, 2021.
Requirements to participate are:
- Age 3+ and have active status (not closed, or inactivated)
- Only use funds to meet IPP goals
- Only use funds when generic resources are not available
- Only use funds on federally approved services
- Use a vendored FMS agency
- Attend an Orientation
If you are interested in choosing Self Determination as your service delivery model the first step is to attend an Orientation. Regional Center of East Bay is offering Orientations in Spanish and English via Zoom. Orientations will require advanced registration with email, name, and UCI#. Please refer to RCEB report (IPP, IPP Addendum) for this information.
Self Determination Orientations *New* November
Self-Determination – Your Choice, Your Way
- English Brochure
- Spanish Brochure
- Vietnamese Brochure
- Chinese Brochure
- Self Determination Video – English
- Video de Programa de autodeterminación – Español
- DDS Self-Determination Program updates
- DDS Self-Determination Program Frequently Asked Questions
Timeline – Documents from the Department of Developmental Services
This application was submitted by the Department to CMS in September 2015.
This list of questions was submitted as a response back to the Department in December 2015.
The Self-Determination local volunteer advisory committee members have been chosen jointly by the State Council on Developmental Disabilities Bay Area Office, and the Regional Center of the East Bay. The committee meets on the first Monday of every month.
Sign up to express interest in the Self-Determination Program
Please fill out this application form
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