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SELF-DETERMINATION PROGRAMS (SDP)

Self-Determination Programs (SDP) were made available to all regional center consumers by the California Department of

Developmental Disabilities in July 2021.

SDP gives families and their children with a learning disability the authority and flexibility over regional center funding, programs

and services to meet a consumer’s IPP goals.

Dr. Tatiana Cura, Ed.D. takes the role of an Independent Facilitator in the SDP transition process. SDP requires an initial

meeting/consultation and client intake assessment is to create a Person-Centered Plan.

New IPP goals, programs and services are then recommended and an IPP meeting is held with the family’s regional center and

SDP team to discuss goals, budget and what it means for the consumer to live their most independent/self-determined life.

SKILLS
DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

SKILLS Developmental Services include the following, but are not limited to: Early Start, ABA, Adaptive Skills/DIR, Supported Living Services, Independent Living Skills, Social Skills, and Social Recreation.

Depending on the program, SKILLS participants are assigned to work with therapists 1:1 or in group therapy, and cannot apply to SDP participants.

Child therapist

Provides those diagnosed with ASD and developmental delays with early intervention programs like ABA, Speech, OT, and PT.

Early Start

AGES 0 - 3

Focuses on self help and self care skills in the home and in the community through a DIR modality. 1:1 Intensive Behavioral therapy that manages behavior through sensory and emotional regulation, meets milestones and teaches new skills to anyone with an ASD or developmental disorder diagnosis.

Adaptive Skills / DIR

CHILDREN & ADULTS

From making and maintaining friends to dating, relationships and intimacy, the group teaches age appropriate social skills.

Social Skills

CHILDREN & ADULTS GROUP THERAPY

Sensory regulation, social activities, and opportunities to explore one’s passions and interests through therapy groups like art, music, dance, etc.

Social Recreation

CHILDREN & ADULTS GROUP THERAPY

1:1 Intensive Behavioral Therapy that manages behavior, meets milestones and teaches new skills to anyone with an ASD or developmental disorder diagnosis.

ABA

CHILDREN & ADULTS

1:1 support to coordinate services that helps an adult with a learning disability live on their own.

Supported Living Services

ADULTS

1:1 therapy that teaches adults with a learning disability skills like finding a job, money

management, making simple meals, etc.

Independent Living Skills

ADULTS

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CONSULTATION

Interested in one of our programs? Let's start the process by learning more about you. Choose your program below to schedule a phone consultation.