Independent Facilitator Services

The California statewide Self – Determination program (SDP) is a voluntary alternative to the traditional way of providing regional center services. SDP is being developed by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS), to allow participants to have more control over selecting their services and supports. C ’e Bella can support you as your independent facilitator in your advocacy and freedom of choice in how you live, and how your are supported.

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What is Independent Facilitation?

An independent facilitator (IF) is an individual who facilitates the Person Centered Planning (PCP) process in collaboration with the person.

What is a PCP?

An approach to determining, planning for, and working toward the preferred future of a person with developmental disabilities and her or his family. It is also a planning tool to help a person make decisions about you’re their life, which is based on an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the lifestyle and cultural background of the participant and his or her family. An independent facilitator can support you in advocating in your plan choices.

Role of an Independent Facilitator
In order to support you in your advocacy, an Independent facilitator will:

  • Personally know, or get to know the person with a disability

  • Help the person with a disability with all pre – planning activities and assist in inviting participants chosen by the person to their meetings

  • Assist the person in choosing planning tools, resources and information to be used in the PCP process

  • Support the individual to facilitate their own PCP meetings, or facilitate the meetings if the person chooses

  • Ensures the person with a disability directs the PCP process, and provide needed information as requested

  • Make sure the person is included, heard and understood

  • Keep the focus of the meetings, supports and services on the person

  • Develop the PCP in partnership with the person, and ensure it expresses their personal goals
  • Use clear, concise and plain language to communicate with the person

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