October 1, 2018 –The Department is pleased to announce that the initial 2,500 participants for the Self-Determination Program have been selected.

The Department will mail notification letters to all individuals to communicate their selection status.  To find out if you were selected to participate, you may enter your UCI (Unique Client Identifier) number at

Please view this updated information at

copy of notification letters: SDP Selection Letter 10 1 18 

SDP Not Selected Letter 10 1 18

June 7, 2018 – The Department is very pleased to announce that the application for federal funding, or Waiver, for the Self-Determination Program was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This news represents an essential step toward providing people who receive regional center services and their families an alternative way to coordinate their services, with more freedom and control over how the services are provided and the individuals who support them. We would like to express sincere appreciation for the assistance and guidance from the Department’s self-determination advisory workgroup and other stakeholders, which has been instrumental in gaining CMS’ approval of the Waiver. We also thank and recognize the work and technical assistance received from many representatives of CMS and California’s Department of Health Care Services.

more information on Self Determination can be found here:

On October 9, 2013 Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 468 into law, amending the Lanterman Act and mandating Regional Centers to implement a Self Determination Program. Per the law, the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has applied for approval of federal funding for this new Self Determination Program as of December 31,2014.

This could  be a good option for  individuals  and families wanting more freedom, control, as well as responsibility in choosing services and supports.  NBRC, the State Council on Developmental Disabilities regional office, and Disability Rights-CA are working together to get information on SDP out to our community. For more information and/or to join the stakeholder group, click on the flyers below and read more about Self-Determination here.   Check out the video about Self Determination here.  SD in Plain Language Self-Determination Program (En Espanol) Self-DeterminationEnrollment: instructions regarding enrollment in the Self-Determination Program and how participants will be selected.

Scheduled Meetings

Required Orientations

For those chosen to participate in the Self Determination Program, here is the schedule for the Required Orientations; rsvp to



SDP Orientation Flyer

Spanish SDP Orientation Flyer

Napa Office Orientations

610 Airpark Road, Napa, CA 94558

3rd Friday of the month; 10-12 noon

The orientation scheduled for September 20, 2019 is cancelled.

Santa Rosa Office Orientations

2351 Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95403

September 16, 2019, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Informational Sessions

*attending an informational presentation is a requirement in order to be considered for the Self Determination Program and added to the Interest List

Alternative to attendance:

SDP Informational Meeting PowerPoint

SDP Informational Meeting PowerPoint Spanish

Please rsvp to:



Advisory Committee Meetings

For those interested in becoming an Advisory Committee member, please complete this application:

SDAC Application

All meetings are from 12:30-2 at both the Santa Rosa and Napa offices, with video conferencing

Dates:  to be scheduled

Napa office: 610 Airpark Rd

Santa Rosa office: 2351 Mendocino Ave


Agendas & Minutes

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SDP Committee Minutes 8.13.18

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