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Sacramento, CA 94244-2020

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Self-Determination Program

The Self-Determination Program (SDP) is a voluntary program that offers a wide selection of services and supports while giving the participant control to make their own choices.

The 5 Principles of SDP

  • Freedom – Plan your own life and make your own decisions
  • Authority – Decide how money is spent for your services and supports
  • Support – Pick supports and people that help you live in your community
  • Responsibility – Make decisions in your life and have a valued role
  • Confirmation – You are the most important person when making plans for your life. You are the decision maker about your services.

If you want to learn more about the Self-Determination Program, click the buttons below or email us at sdp@dds.ca.gov.

Last Updated: 4/23/2018