(NEW) Self-Determination Project Update: January 30, 2020
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. Since then, the majority of those selected have either moved forward with the process or have decided to disenroll, leaving openings for others to be selected. On November 22, 2019 DDS conducted another lottery and selected 61 ‘new’ participants in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Letters were mailed out by DDS to those selected. To find out if you were selected to participate, you may enter your UCI (Unique Client Identifier) number at SDP Verification. If you were selected, you will need to attend a required orientation before moving forward. See the section below titled ‘Orientation Registration Information’ for more information on upcoming dates.
If you were not selected in either 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.
Orientation Registration Information:
At this time, we are cancelling/postponing all Orientations due to the state directives about community gatherings/meetings related to Covid-19. The health and wellness of our community is our top priority. We will notify selected individuals when the orientations are rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience. if you have any questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who were selected in the lottery will need to attend a required orientation before starting the Self Determination Program.
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.
Plain Language Orientation Materials
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
Additional guidance and information was provided by DDS on 9/3/19 Additional Guidance about Person Centered Plans
(Updated) Available agencies/resources to assist with Person Centered Planning Click Here
How Person Centered is Your Plan? use this grid to guide your PCP process
Fiscal Management Service (FMS) Providers
DDS maintains a list of FMS agencies who are vendored by one of the 21 Regional Centers, and who are able to provide services to participants in San Diego/Imperial Counties. The link below will take you to the DDS FMS page – click on ‘San Diego’ for the current list of available providers.
Independent Facilitator Information:
(NEW) Disability Voices United will be offering Independent Facilitator training to individuals who speak languages other than English. Dates offered are March 20 in Stockton, and March 21 in San Jose. See flyer for more information about these training opportunities and how to register.
(NEW) Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) will be offering Independent Facilitator Training on 4/20/20 and 7/7/20. See flyer for more information about these training opportunities and how to register.
Upcoming Workshops / Events:
Please note that the below list of events includes those offered by SDRC, community partners, and other entities – we cannot endorse or recommend any training, workshop, or event that is not directly sponsored by SDRC. Attendance at any of the below events is optional.
(New) As a dedicated proponent of person-centered practices, the San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) is pleased to offer the full Person-Centered Thinking (PCT) Training to the community. This curriculum was developed by The Learning Community for Person-Centered Practices (www.tlcpcp.com) and teaches the principles behind person-centered thinking and provides attendees with a variety of tools and techniques to implement person-centered thinking practices. Several SDRC staff have successfully completed all of the requirements to gain their credentials as Certified PCT Trainers. Registration is available through Eventbrite – the cost is $10/person for those not employed by SDRC. The majority of scheduled trainings are delivered in a series of four ½-day sessions. If you are interested in participating in this training, please find us on Eventbrite by searching ‘San Diego Regional Center Person-Centered Thinking’ to see available upcoming sessions. For questions, please contact Suzy Requarth at email@example.com
(New) IEP Day April 25, 2020 will include topics related to Self Determination. See flyer
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 training will be around June 2020
Self Determination Program – 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) Review the Self Determination Waiver click here
4) Self Determination Statute click here
5) Budget Calculation Certification Worksheet click here
3) DDS Newsletters: spotlights participants, questions of the day, and other announcements!
(New) Other Resources:
- The Self Determination Interchange Website A place for the developmental disabilities community
to exchange ideas, information, and resources
- Frequently Used Acronyms list
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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/.