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  • SELF-DETERMINATION PROGRAM – LOTTERY OCTOBER 1, 2018

    The Self-Determination Program is finally beginning!  You must have your name and UCI# (Unique Client Identifier) submitted to DDS by September 17.  The names for the phase-in period will be picked by DDS on October 1. Check your regional center websites for dates of Informational Meetings before September 17 so you can submit your name. COMING SOON!  More information on Continue Reading

Christine's Story

People with disabilities want to be in control of their lives.  I can say from personal experience that whenever I had choice and control over something important in my life, I felt happier and more satisfied. The power of choice and control leads to greater life satisfaction.

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Abner's Story

A major problem is that my community often feels intimidated by the regional center who knows that some of us are low-income, don’t speak English well, and lack formal education.  And then we face people with Masters and PhDs, and they use their position against us.

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Danny's Story

Danny has faced significant crises from family tragedies and his mental health.  Sadly, the systems that are designed to support individuals with developmental disabilities through crises lack the person-centeredness, flexibility, and willingness to truly help the person and his family.

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Community + Empowerment + Advocacy = Change