|Consumer-Directed Personal Care Attendant Handbook|
This manual is for DSPs who support consumers who direct their own care.
|Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for People with Intellectual Disabilities|
The main focus of this book is on community services in the USA, but there are also contributions from the UK and Australia.
|Costs and Outcomes of Community Services for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Policy Research Brief)|
This brief brought together available research on the costs and outcomes of community services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
|Crafting the Promise of Freedom: Tools of Self-Determination|
This booklet introduces the concept of self determination as people with IDD having control over the money that pays for their supports.
|Developing Individual Budgets and Reimbursement Levels Using the Supports Intensity Scale|
This report describes recent progress in moving state developmental disability systems using HCBS waivers toward greater efficiency and equity.
|Filthy Lucre: Creating Better Value in Long Term Supports|
This seminal article discusses issues of rate-setting and person-centered budgeting in support of self-determination
|Forging a Partnership: Dane County, Wisconsin|
An overview of systems change occurring in Dane County, Wisconsin designed to promote self-determination.
|Foundations for Freedom: International Perspectives on Self-Determination and Individualized Funding|
A report from a historic conference that was entitled "International Perspectives on Self-Determination and Individualized Funding."
|Guaranteeing the Promise of Freedom: Creative Individual Budgeting|
This is a workbook with tools to help people with disabilities create individual budget plans. You can download it as a PDF.
|Having It Your Way: Understanding State Individual Budgeting Practices: NASDDS Individual Budgeting Study|
This report summarizes the results of a study of state individual budget development practices conducted by the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS).
|Hiring and Managing Personal Assistants|
This book teaches self-advocates how to hire and manage the DSPs who assist them at home and at work. It can be downloaded as a PDF file.
|Impact: Feature Issue on Consumer-Controlled Budgets and Persons with Disabilities|
This newsletter is about how people with disabilities can lead better lives by having control over the money that pays for their services and supports. Though the information is dated, full text version is online for free.
|Implementation of Consumer-Directed Services for Persons With Intellectual Disabilities|
A summary of results from a study on the status of consumer-directed services across the United States. The study was conducted in 2006 and 2007.
|In Community- Practical lessons in supporting isolated people to be part of community|
This book explains how to help people with disabilities who are left out to become active members of their communities. It has stories and ideas from all over the world.
|Living Your Own Life With People You Can Count On|
This booklet talks about how support teams can help in supporting self-determination.
|Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood|
This is a guide for youth with disabilities who are getting ready to find their own place to live. It helps people learn how to manage Personal Assistance Services (PAS).
|Managing My Money Banking and Budgeting Basics|
This book teaches people with disabilities the basics of managing their money.
|Microboards and Microboard Association Design, Development and Implementation|
This seminal article describes how the concept and practices pertaining to microboards were developed.
|Next Steps: The Journey So Far|
This report explains what service providers in Ireland are learning about making the switch to providing individualized supports to people with disabilities.
|Outcomes of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundationís National Initiative on Self-Determination for Persons with Developmental Disabilities|
This report summarizes the results from a nationwide program to help people with disabilities and their families take greater control of their services and supports.
|Person-Centered Supports -- How Do States Make Them Work?|
This report is a summary of an evaluation of person-centered practices in four leading states. You can download it as a PDF.
|Support Brokerage Issues in Self-Directed Services|
This report is about issues that can arise in support brokerage. You can download it as a PDF file.
|Support, Service, and Satisfaction: Resolving Problems with Home Health, Personal Care and/or Homemaker Service Agencies|
This brochure explains what to do if you are unhappy with your home care services, or if your rights are being violated. You can download it as a PDF.
|Supporting the Promise of Freedom: The New Broker|
A guide for support brokers that is one of a series developed by the Center for Self-Determination. You can download a copy for free.
|The deed to a new life for Fair Lawn autistic man|
This news article is about a man with autism who bought his own home. The article shares his life story and explains how the states self-determination programs had helped. There is also a follow-up article showing what happens when such programs are cut.
|The Right People for the Job (direct support tool)|
This brief gives the basic information on how to recruit, assess, and select DSPs.
|The Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Foundation Self Determination Initiative: Final Impact Assessment Report|
This is the executive summary of the Human Services Research Institute's evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Self Determination initiative. You can download it as a PDF.
|The Support Broker Manual - A Resource Guide|
This book is for people who serve as Support Brokers for people with disabilities.
|Web-based articles on Intellectual Disabilities:|
These articles explain what intellectual disabilities are and how best to support and advocate for people who have them. They can be downloaded for free.