Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

Disability Voices United is a
statewide organization directed
by and for individuals with
developmental disabilities and
our families, advocating for

• Choice and control
• Equity and accountability
• Meaningful outcomes

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Announcing the All In for Self-Determination Conference!

Join self-advocates, family members, independent facilitators, FMSs, regional center staff, service providers, advocates, and anyone else interested in the Self-Determination Program! The conference will include keynote speeches by key leaders in California, panels of self-determination experts, and numerous breakout sessions for beginner, intermediate, and advanced self-determined individuals and their supporters. 

 

Upcoming Events and Trainings

February 24, 2021
SDP Connect
via Zoom

An information-sharing Zoom meeting for Self-Determination Program participants from everywhere in California, family members, independent facilitators, FMSs, regional center staff, service providers, and anyone else who is interested in moving the SDP forward!

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March 10, 2021
4:30 - 6:00 PM PT

via Zoom

An information-sharing Zoom meeting for Self-Determination Program participants from everywhere in California, family members, independent facilitators, FMSs, regional center staff, service providers, and anyone else who is interested in moving the SDP forward!

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April 16, 2021
4:30 - 6:00 PM

via Zoom

A virtual conference to prepare Californians for the full rollout of the Self-Determination Program. Check back later for more information!

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Take Action

Drastic Proposed Cuts to Developmental Services

The California budget may face drastic cuts to developmental services in the coming months. These terrible cuts can be avoided if the U.S. Congress passes the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Solutions (HEROES) Act. Click below to find out how to contact your Senators and urge them to pass the HEROES Act.

Act Now! >>

SDP Connect

Alternate Wednesdays, 4:30- 6pm via Zoom

A weekly information-sharing Zoom meeting for Self-Determination Program participants from everywhere in California, family members, regional center staff, service providers, and anyone else who is interested in moving the SDP forward! The first 15-20 minutes will be a presentation on a different topic followed by questions and answers from attendees at the meeting.

Connect >>

 

Information and resources on how to move forward in the California's Self-Determination Program



Ten children and adults who imagine their lives under Self-Determination



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Self-Determination

Resources and information on California’s Self-Determination Program by the organization that got the law passed.
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Meaningful Outcomes

Education, employment, fun, relationships, plus a critical safety net – all of the things that make a good life but are often hard to get for people with disabilities.
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Equity

Reports and advocacy around eradicating the racial and ethnic disparities that exist in diagnosis, services, and education for disability communities of color.
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Accountable Systems

The systems that support us, such as regional centers, school districts, and county health departments are not responsive enough and lack accountability.
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A place for the developmental disabilities community to exchange ideas, information, and resources

Resources on the the Self-Determination Program in California., news related to the program, and forums to connect with others in the community. The Self-Determination Interchange is available in both English and Spanish.

Go to the Interchange >

Focuses on the human right to communication access. This website has plain language legal resources from Disability Rights California, news, advocacy opportunities, and forums to connect with others interested in communication access.

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Donate to DVU

Disability Voices United needs your support to continue our important work to advocate for the rights of people with developmental and other disabilities. With virtually no overhead, every dollar you give goes straight to our programs, trainings, and advocacy for choice, equity, accountability, and meaningful outcomes.
 

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