One of the key principles of self determination is the shifting of power and control from the funding agency to the consumer. Self Determination Program is offering more flexibility, choices and control over decisions regarding Regional Center funding, and the way services and supports are planned and implemented. 


Freedom • To choose your living arrangement, activities, and supports.

Authority • Authority to control a budget, used for the purchase of services, of your choosing.

Support • For living arrangements and contributing to your community.

Responsibility • Assuming the responsibility of making choices for yourselves.

Confirmation • Of your role as a decision maker and designer of the service system.