Independent Facilitator (IF)

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What is an Independent Facilitator (IF)?

An independent facilitator coordinates the planning process and assures that the plan is clear to all planning participants and is ready for implementation. The Independent Facilitator is a voluntary service for Self-Determination participants. If you choose to have an Independent Facilitator, this person can assist you with navigating services, choosing providers, and any other tasks you assign them.

There are two unique resources available for clients enrolling in the Self-Determination Program for the first time. Should you choose to hire a Person-Centered Planner and/or an Independent Facilitator to assist with the enrollment process, NBRC will reimburse up to $2500 for both services combined.


Resources for Finding an Independent Facilitator (IF)


Resources for Becoming an Independent Facilitator (IF)
  • Self-Paced Training (Free): CA State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) offers a self-paced independent facilitator training course. Upon completing of the six video modules, participants receive a certificate. There is a knowledge check at the end of each session. Participants are required to complete and submit the activity in order to receive the link to the next module (generally within 5 hours).
  • Comprehensive 8-Week Coaching Program ($1,500 Fee): This course includes live webinars, group collaboration sessions, individual coaching, assigned readings, case studies, templates, checklists and ongoing community support.