Self Determination


Self – Determination
The deadline to submit your name to be considered for the first phase of Self-Determination was 5pm on September 17th, 2018. The Department of Developmental Services [DDS] will select names by lottery on October 1, 2018.

Notifications will be made to those selected after October 1st. The next step for those selected will be attending an orientation meeting. Please check back here for updates. 

Self Determination Power Point - English

Self Determination Power Point - Spanish



In October of 2013, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law the Self-Determination Program, which will provide consumers and their families with more freedom, control, and responsibility in choosing services and supports to help them meet objectives in their Individual Program Plan. 

In the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 4685.8, the services and supports will be directed by a participant through person-centered planning, as they are designed to assist the participant to achieve personally defined outcomes in community settings that promote inclusion.


Timeline – Documents
From the Department of Developmental Services

Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Application

This application was submitted by the Department to CMS in September, 2015.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Letter

This list of questions was submitted as a response back to the Department in December, 2015.