Self-Determination Project Update: May 2019
The initial 2,500 participants for the Self-Determination Program were selected by DDS in a lottery held 10/1/18 – locally we had 207 individuals selected in San Diego and Imperial Counties.
To find out if you were selected to participate, you may enter your UCI (Unique Client Identifier) number at SDP Verification.
If you were not selected in the initial lottery, your name is still on the list for possible selection in future lottery selections that will be conducted to fill any spots left by people who disenroll, move out of state, etc. We do not know when or how these additional lottery selections will be conducted yet, but will update this page once we have that information from DDS.
Orientation Registration Information:
Individuals who were selected in the lottery will need to attend a required orientation before starting the Self Determination Program. If the below options do not work for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sessions are capped at 30 participants and are first-come, first-served. You must have been selected in the lottery for Self Determination to register. You must register in order to attend. All orientations below are a 5-hour commitment: 4 hours of training, and 1 hour lunch break in the middle. You may attend any location.
The following orientations will be offered in English, with available translation for languages other than Spanish (Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese, ASL, etc – indicate during registration)
The following orientations are offered in SPANISH ONLY:
Plain Language Orientation Materials (New!)
Plain Language version of the Orientation developed by the State Council and an advisory team of self-advocates (this might take a few minutes to download)
Person Centered Planning Information:
If you were selected as one of the first 2500 participants, you can start your Person Centered Planning process now! You do not have to wait until you have attended an orientation. DDS has put out information on how the initial PCP can be funded through a Purchase of Service (POS) with Regional Center or a purchase reimbursement. Read the Guidance from DDS
Additional guidance and information was provided on 4/29/2019. Additional Guidance about Person Centered Plans
Fiscal Management Service (FMS) Providers – coming soon!
Independent Facilitator Information:
State Council on Developmental Disabilities is offering Facilitator training in the Long Beach area July 15 (Spanish) and July 16 (English) see flyer for more information
We are planning a similar training in the San Diego area in July – check back for updates
If you are interested in Self Determination and would like to be on the interest list for future participation, you will need to attend an information session. This informational session is intended for those who:
- Want to learn more basic information about Self Determination
- Have not previously attended an information session
- Are interested in being on the lottery selection list with DDS for possible participation in the next two years
These will continue to be offered approximately once per quarter. The next info session is scheduled for:
- Thursday July 11, 2019 5:30pm – 7:00pm SDRC 4355 Ruffin Rd San Diego 92123 Suite 100 – Register Here
Self Determination Project General Information:
1) Department of Developmental Services – Find information about the Self -Determination Program, including a video in a variety of languages, implementation updates, FAQs, and how the enrollment process will work.
3) (New) DDS Newsletters: spotlight on a participant, question of the day, and other announcements!
Local Advisory Committee:
The San Diego Chapter usually meets once per month at 4355 Ruffin Road, San Diego, CA and are open to the public. The meeting agenda will be posted below prior to the meeting and will list the date, time and location. Meeting minutes are posted as they are approved. If you need translation please email us at email@example.com at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and indicate what language you need.
Are you interested in serving on our Local Advisory Committee? The application can be found here https://scdd.ca.gov/ssdac/local-self-determination-advisory-committees/.
The next two meetings of the Local Advisory Committee are scheduled for:
Tuesday June 25, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm SDRC Kearny Mesa 4355 Ruffin Rd, San Diego 92123 Suite 100
Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm SDRC Kearny Mesa 4355 Ruffin Rd, San Diego 92123 Suite 100
- June 25, 2019 – Agenda
- May 28, 2019 – Agenda
- April 30, 2019 – Agenda
- March 15, 2019 – Agenda
- December 6, 2018 – Agenda
- October 19, 2018 – Agenda
- September 28, 2018 – Agenda
- August 31, 2018 – Agenda
- July 20, 2018 – Agenda
- May 18, 2018 – Agenda
- April 13, 2018 – Agenda