Other Events

Free Independent Facilitator Trainings

Are you interested in becoming an Independent Facilitator for the Self-Determination Program? Do you speak a language other than English? If yes, you may be able to attend a free intensive training for Independent Facilitators, sponsored by Disability Voices United and the Autism Society of Los Angeles.

Training Dates

October 4 – Santa Fe Springs, for speakers of languages besides Spanish. Korean translation will be provided.

October 6 – Los Angeles/Hawthorne area, for Spanish speakers. Spanish translation will be provided.

Registration for Independent Facilitator Training

Statewide Conference on Self-Determination

The Self-Determination Program has finally begun! Join us for an incredible two-day learning and sharing experience.

Highlights will include:

  • Presentations by state and national experts
  • Reception & musical performance on Friday night
  • An opportunity to witness a live person-centered plan
  • Hearing success stories from self-determination participants in California and other states
  • Opportunities to get to know other participants & family members
  • Meet independent facilitators and financial management services (FMSs)

Sessions will help you:

  • create circles of support
  • find, hire, and retain great staff through the SDP
  • make the program work for non- or minimally-speaking people
  • ensure the participant is safe
  • develop and keep to a spending plan
  • respect the participant’s culture and preferences

Who should attend?

  • Participants selected for the phase-in
  • All those interested in entering in the future
  • Independent Facilitators
  • Financial Management Services
  • Regional center staff
  • Service providers
  • Advocates

Time & Location:

September 15-16
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles – Westside
6161 West Centinela Ave
Culver City, CA 90230

Registration for 2019 Self-Determination Conference

Funding, Vendor Number, & Contact Information

This conference is vendored with regional centers through the traditional system: Vendor #PH0898. For those who have already begun the Self-Determination Program, you can purchase your registration through your spending plan.

Limited scholarships are available for self-advocates and family members.

Continental breakfasts and lunches each day and Friday reception will be provided to registered attendees at no additional cost.

Please email info@autismla.org with any questions or concerns about funding or other issues.