Self-Determination Project Update: March  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.


Individuals who were selected  in the lottery will need to attend a mandatory orientation before starting the Self Determination Program. We will begin to offer these orientations beginning the end of April 2019/Early May 2019. Registration for orientations will be available  on  this  webpage and will  be posted  by mid-April.

Informational Sessions:

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 will be Monday April 1,  2019 at the San Diego Regional Center Office 4355 Ruffin Rd.  from 5:30pm – 7:00pm. If you would  like to attend please  register on Eventbrite for this session.

If you have questions about the Self Determination Project please email SDRC at or contact DDS at

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.

2) Implementation Updates – You can enroll in an Email List to receive Self-Determination implementation updates, as they become available on the DDS website.

3) 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 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 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting and indicate what language you need.

The next meeting of the Local Advisory Committee is scheduled for Tuesday April 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at 4355 Ruffin Road, Suite 100/101, San Diego, CA 92123.

Meeting Agendas:

Meeting Minutes:

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