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Should I enroll my child in the Self-Determination Program?

Should I enroll my child in the Self-Determination Program?

Published: Mar. 4, 2022Updated: Mar. 17, 2022

The Self-Determination Program (SDP) gives people with disabilities more freedom, control, and responsibility to choose the services and supports that help them meet their goals and be fully included in their community.

The participant is given an individualized budget and uses it to decide what services they’d like and who should provide them (they don’t need to be Regional Center vendors, and can even be family members).

A person-centered plan (PCP) drives the entire process, and is focused on what the person can and wants to do (rather than what they can’t do) and the supports, services, and resources needed to achieve their goals.

For more information, check out our article Self-Determination 101.

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