December, 2019

Second round of participant selection


On November 22, 2019, DDS made the second selection of participants to fill vacancies in the initial implementation of the Self-Determination Program (SDP). The Department of Developmental Services mailed a notice to all individuals who were chosen from the list of interested persons. 

Selection of this latest group of participants was prioritized based on:

  • the total number of participants at each regional center is consistent with the relative percentage of total cliens served by all regional centers.
  • individuals age 42 years and older
  • siblings of individuals who were previously selected for SDP
  • members of SDP local advisory committees as of October 8, 2019, or their family members
  • maintaining as closely as possible the relative ethnic diversity within each regional center area.

“Since it is expected that over time more openings will occur, DDS did select a number of individuals over the 2,500 total slots. This over selection will allow for a quick process to fill future openings.