Orientation to Self Determination Program Option offered at NBRC

Please join us for one of these presentations on the Self Determination Program –

Offered in Napa (610 Airpark Way) from 10-12 on Friday, August 16th

or in Santa Rosa ( 2351 Mendocino Ave) from 10-12 on Monday, August 19th.

RSVP to: SDP@nbrc.net

The Self-Determination Program is based on beliefs that people —

  • Plan their own lives and make their own decisions
  • Determine how funding is spent for their services and supports
  • Plan and choose their own formal and informal supports
  • Take responsibility for the decisions made
  • Validate those decisions through maintaining ongoing control


  • The five principles of self-determination are —
    • Freedom to exercise the same rights as all citizens; to establish, with freely chosen supports, family and friends, where they want to live, with whom they want to live, how their time will be occupied, and who supports them;
    • Authority to control a budget in order to purchase services and supports of their choosing;
    • Support, including the ability to arrange resources and personnel, which will allow flexibility to live in the community of their choice;
    • Responsibility, which includes the opportunity to take responsibility for making decisions in their own lives and accept a valued role in their community, and,
    • Confirmation, in making decisions in their own lives by designing and operating the service that they rely on.