Self-Determination Program

Mandatory Orientation

If you have been selected to participate in the Self- Determination Program, you must attend a Self- Determination Program Orientation before you can move on. 

    Orientations are held in Napa (610 Airpark Road) on the 3rd Friday of every month from 10-12 

 in Santa Rosa (2351 Mendocino Ave) on the 3rd Monday of every month from 10-12.

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Orientations are required and will cover critical information about the Self-Determination Program including information about person centered planning.

What is an independent facilitator?

What is Financial Management Service?

The Self-Determination Program is based on the practice 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

NBRC is committed to providing all five principals of self-determination.

  • 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.