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The statewide Self Determination Program adheres to the following principles to ensure those who participate have:

Freedom – You plan your own life and make your own decisions, just like people without disabilities are able to do

Authority You decide how money is spent for your services and supports

Support – You pick the people and supports that will help you live, work and play in your community

Responsibility – To make decisions in your life for using public money and to accept your valued role in the community

Confirmation – You are the most important person when making plans for your life. You are the decision maker about your services. Self Determination means “nothing about you without you.