Resources and Tools

Implementation Tools

An Individual Budget Calculation and Certification Tool has been developed in follow-up to the Department’s directive issued on Initial Person-Centered Planning Services (above) to assist regional centers in calculating an individual budget for the SDP. The tool will identify the amount of money that participants will be able to utilize to purchase services and supports detailed in their spending plan. Regional center staff assisting SDP participants that are still in the process of developing their individual budgets should begin using this tool.

Self-Determination Program Flowchart has been developed to illustrate how the various parts of starting in the SDP could look for a selected participant. This process may be different for each person and therefore this flowchart offers one way of implementing SDP and is intended to be a tool to assist in conversation regarding next steps. As the initial implementation rolls out, the flowchart may change as we all learn more. This document will be updated accordingly.

View the Self-Determination Program Flowchart in English and SpanishArabicHmongJapaneseKoreanLaotianRussianSimplified ChineseTraditional ChineseTagalog, or Vietnamese.

Linked below are additional SDP resources that have been created by organizations other than DDS, including regional centers, state council, etc. These resources can include orientation materials, informational meeting materials, handouts for SDP process, budget tools or examples.

More information will be coming soon.

Below you will find two links that will provide you with information regarding available services that you may be eligible for under the SDP. If you are interested in a particular service, please work with your IPP team to select an appropriate service that may fit your needs/supports.

Below you’ll find videos regarding personal testimonies of participants who are participating in the SDP  and how the program has enriched/empowered their lives.

More videos to come soon.


Last modified: November 22, 2023