History of the Self-Determination Program


In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program (SDP) as another option for clients and families to receive services. As authorized in Welfare and Institutions Code, Section 4685.8, “the Self-Determination Program is a voluntary delivery system consisting of a mix of services and supports, selected and directed by a participant through person-centered planning, in order to meet the objectives in his or her Individual Program Plan (IPP). Self-determination services and supports are designed to assist the participant to achieve personally defined outcomes in community settings that promote inclusion.”