Benefits and Considerations of Self-Determination with Sandra McElwee
Unsure about what the Self-Determination Program (SDP) entails and whether it’s right for your family? On October 7, 2021, Independent Facilitator and owner of Empower Person-Centered Planning Sandra McElwee talked with us about all things Self-Determination. She broke down how the budget is decided, what ABA services and Medi-Cal look like in SDP, and actions you can take to succeed in the program.
Watch these clips for highlights or view the entire recording below. You can also check out our Self-Determination Program decoder for more information!
If you receive a budget for ABA therapy, those funds have to be used for ABA, not another unrelated service. Check out this clip for Sandra's explanation of how this works and what implications it may have for kids who get ABA through Medi-Cal.