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As a first-time participant in the Self Directed Support Program, we recognize that navigating the process can be overwhelming. Our aim is to offer you advocacy, coaching, and training to facilitate a successful transition into the SDP.


This involves identifying your needs, goals, and services for your IPP/PCP, finding suitable support staff, guiding you in understanding your budget, aiding in the development of a spending plan, collaborating with the FMS, and crafting a Person-Centered Plan that reflects your wants, needs, desires, and short/long-term goals.

San Diego Regional Center

Vendor Number PY3154

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West Side Regional Center

Vendor Number PW8758

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Inland Regional Center

Vendor Number PJ5655

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At Self Determined Futures we are able to assist the individual in making informed decisions regarding their individual budget, locating, accessing, and coordinating services and supports in accordance with the participant’s individual program plan (IPP), identifying both immediate and long-term needs and devising options to address them, leading, participating in, and advocating for participants during the person-centered planning process and the development of the IPP, facilitating the acquisition of identified services and supports.

Interested in this program?

Click the link below to complete our intake forms. Once submitted, our team will reach out to you to schedule an initial meeting. We look forward to connecting with you!

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​Q: Can I request an Independent Facilitator even if I have not attended a Self Determination Program Orientation?

A: No, everyone must attend a SDP Orientation prior to inquiring about getting an independent facilitator. You can sign up for an orientation by clicking here.

Q: What is person-centered planning and how does it relate to the individual program plan?

A: Person-centered planning revolves around the individual's future aspirations and achieving their objectives. It's crucial that the process is guided by the individual's preferences and mirrors what holds significance to them. After the individual has articulated their desires and requirements, an individual program plan (IPP) is formulated, aligning with their decisions.

Q: What is an independent facilitator?

A: Independent facilitators assist with:

  • Making informed decisions regarding their individual budget

  • Locating, accessing and coordinating services and supports consistent with the participant’s individual program plan (IPP)

  • Identifying immediate and long-term needs and developing options to meet those needs

  • Leading, participating, and/or advocating on behalf of participants in the person-centered planning process and development of the IPP

  • Obtaining identified services and supports

Q: What type of training do Independent Facilitators go through? 

A: At Self Determined Futures, we go through extensive person-centered training, ensuring that participants are at the heart of our development process. We attend training in the principles of self-determination, the person-centered planning process, and other responsibilities associated with coordinating services for participants' individual program plans.

Q: What is the difference between Self-Directed Support (SDS), Independent Facilitator, and Person-Centered Planning?

A: Self Directed Support (Service Code 099) is designed for individuals who are new to the Self Determination Program and require assistance in transitioning from the traditional service model. This service also encompasses our role as your independent facilitator. Unlike SDS, independent facilitators are accessible to all participants in the SDP. While all three programs are interconnected, it's essential to understand that if you're not a first-time SDP participant, you're not eligible for Self Directed Support (Service Code 099).

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