Questions and Answers about California’s Regional Center’s Self Determination Program
A. Interested consumers, families, or others are encouraged to visit Self-Determination Program website to find out more information about California’s Self-Determination Program. Individuals may also contact their regional center to find out the date of the next local volunteer advisory committee meeting.
A. Person-centered planning is about the individual’s future and reaching their goals. The process should be driven by the individual and reflect what is important to and for that person. Person-centered planning can include other people, such as family or friends, only if the individual chooses to include them in the process. Once the individual has made choices about what he or she wants and needs, an individual program plan (IPP) is written based on the individual’s decisions. The IPP lays out the individual’s goals and what is needed to reach those goals, including necessary services and supports.nFor more information regarding person-centered planning, please see the section in these FAQs titled Person-Centered Planning.
A. The Self-Determination Program allows participants the opportunity to have more control in developing their service plans and selecting service providers to better meet their needs.
A. Updates will be posted as they become available on the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Self-Determination website. To sign up for updates, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be included on the update notification list.
Enables Regional Center System clients to control their own Supportive Living Services Plan
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A. The Self-Determination Program waiver was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 7, 2018. The initial 2,500 participants were selected October 1, 2018. After June 7, 2021, the program will be available to all eligible consumers.nIf you are interested in SDP enrollment, visit www.dds.ca.gov/SDP/sdpEnrollment.cfm.