(NEW) Self-Determination Project Update: October 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.
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 October 16, 2019 DDS posted an implementation update outlining the deadlines and information related to the next lottery selection scheduled for 11/22/19. Please read the update here
Locally, if you were selected in the original lottery and have not attended an orientation yet, you have until 11/15 to do so, or your spot will be forfeited and another participant will be selected on 11/22. San Diego has 2 more orientations scheduled prior to the 11/15 deadline — see ‘Orientation Registration Information’ below for the dates and registration links.
We will also be offering one more Information Session to get on the interest/lottery list with DDS if you would like to be included in the next lottery selection. See ‘Informational Sessions’ below for the date and registration link.
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.
Orientation Registration Information:
Individuals who were selected in the lottery will need to attend a required orientation before starting the Self Determination Program. If you were selected in the 10/1/18 lottery you need to attend an orientation by 11/15/19 or your spot will be forfeited.
Sessions are capped at 40 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 Spanish translation. Please indicate other language/translation needs during registration.
Friday October 25, 2019 9:30am – 2:30pm Carlsbad SDRC office: 5931 Priestly Dr. Carlsbad, CA 92008 register
(new) Thursday November 7, 2019 9:30am – 2:30pm National City SDRC office: 2727 Hoover Ave National City, CA 91950 register
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
How Person Centered is Your Plan? use this grid to guide your PCP process
Fiscal Management Service (FMS) Providers
(Updated) List of vendored FMS providers
link to DDS list of statewide FMS providers here
Independent Facilitator Information:
currently no known training dates
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.
Taking Charge: Statewide Conference on Self Determination Program 11/15/19 – 11/16/19 in Los Angeles, for flyer /registration information click here
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:
- (new) November 5, 2019 4355 Ruffin Rd Suite 100/101 5:30pm – 7:00pm English/Spanish register *Note – this is the last opportunity to get your name included in the DDS lottery on 11/22/19
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) Self Determination Waiver click here – note that this may take some time to load as it is a large document
4) Self Determination Statute click here
5) Budget Calculation Certification Worksheet click here
3) DDS Newsletters: spotlight on a participant, question of the day, and other announcements!
- 8/16/19 – SDRC staff and SDP participants who attended the Meet & Mingle Event are featured in this issue! Check it out!
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/.
The next meetings of the Local Advisory Committee are scheduled for:
Date Change!! Wednesday October 30, 2019 10:00am – 12:00pm SDRC Kearny Mesa 4355 Ruffin Rd, San Diego 92123 Suite 118/Judy B’s Conference Room
- October 30 Agenda coming soon
- September 27, 2019 – Agenda
- August 29, 2019 – Agenda
- July 19, 2019 – Agenda
- 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
- July 19, 2019 – Minutes
- June 25, 2019 – Minutes
- May 28, 2019 – Minutes
- April 30, 2019 – Minutes
- March 15, 2019 – Minutes
- January 11, 2019 – Minutes
- October 19, 2018 – Minutes
- September 28, 2018 – Minutes
- August 31, 2018 – Minutes
- July 20, 2018 – Minutes
- June 22, 2018 – Minutes
- May 18, 2018 – Minutes