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Self-Determination Program Support


Determine Your Own Future with the Self-Determination Program

California residents with Developmental Disabilities can now choose to join the Self-Determination Program which puts them in the drivers seat. SDP gives you more flexibility to choose the type of services and the specific service providers you want to use.

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Our Values

Promoting Autonomy

We believe that everyone should be able to make choices about how they live their lives, how they spend their time, who supports them, where they live, and more. Our job is to make it easier for you to take control of your own life.

Educating and Empowering

We want you to leave every meeting knowing and understanding more about the Self-Determination Program. If one day you don’t need our help anymore and can take charge yourself, we consider that a job well done! But we’ll always be here to help if you need it.

Personalized Journey

Starting with your Person-Centered Plan, our entire process is about giving you choices. You get to choose how to participate, what we should focus on, who should be involved, and how fast we move. You get to ask questions and decide what is most important.

Support with Starting SDP

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Step 1

Person-Centered Planning

Through a series of virtual, we will create a plan that reflects your unique personality, your dreams, and your support needs to put you on the road to your ideal life.

Step 2

Certified Budget

We will work together to understand how budgets are decided, prepare the information your regional center team will need to decide on a budget amount, and make sure that you are getting a fair and accurate budget.

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Step 3

Spending Plan

We will help you build a Spending Plan to make the best use of your SDP funds, and make sure that fees and taxes are properly calculated.

Step 4

Financial Management Service

The Financial Management Service is the provider that manages all your SDP funds, pays your employees and service providers, and ensures that your funds last the whole year. Choosing the right FMS can make all the difference in your SDP experience.

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My Guidebook for Transitioning into Self-Determination

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Ongoing SDP Facilitation

Entering Self-Determination is just the beginning. We can help you through the ups an downs of running your program, or offer advice if something isn’t quite going the way you hoped. Get help with updating budgets, updating spending plans, and your yearly renewal of SDP.

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from the mother of an SDP Participant

“Last fall we were looking for an IF to help us transition to SDP and we got a referral for Yadir from one of the families.
At our very first meeting, we were impressed with their knowledge of SDP and the whole transition process. SDP can be a very confusing process, with a steep learning curve, especially for families who are already dealing with the challenges of special needs. But Yadir made it easy for us by breaking down the process into manageable steps. They are very professional and extremely organized with their work. Given their vast experience, they are adept at anticipating roadblocks and is able to navigate through the various kinks in the process in a smooth and efficient manner. “

from the parents of an SDP Participant

from the parents of an SDP Participant