Self Determination is a broad philosophy or attitude about the intellectual disability service system and the individuals who use those services. Self Determination involves
deciding how to live your life,
deciding what supports you need, and
deciding how to spend your approved funding.
Self Determination is based on the principles of choice, control, quality, stability, safety, individuality, freedom, relationships, success, mentoring, accountability, collaboration, and opportunities to contribute to the community.
The Chester County Self Determination Committee works on critical changes in the understanding and delivery of the county’s intellectual disability services.
Who We Are: A working team of parents, providers, educators, advocates, self-advocates, and County staff.
What We Do: Provide education, identify needs, and challenge limits to funding and community resources, in order to make changes to the intellectual disability system.
Why We Do It: We believe individuals with intellectual disability and their families deserve the very best that the system has to offer.