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California California Self-Determination Program (SDP)
In this section
  1. Overview
  2. California SDP Contact Information


California’s Self-Determination Program (SDP) is a voluntary regional center program that provides participants with an individual budget, which they use to purchase the services/activities/items and the care/support they need to carry out and achieve their person-centered plan (PCP) and Individual Program Plan (IPP).

Self-Determination means more choice, independence, freedom and control for individual CA residents and their families.

Download the SDP Overview brochure below.


Free Download: SDP Overview Brochure


Who we serve

  • CA individuals with developmental disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, intellectual disabilities, and other developmental disabilities and their families.


Self-determining Participants and their families can:

  • Negotiate and purchase services (activities and items), from non-traditional/non-regional center vendorized companies, such as their own local businesses or contacts. They can do this for themselves or negotiate unique arrangements with groups in their communities to purchase services.
  • Be the employer of their own care/support workers. This can include family members of friends.



  • PPL is the nation’s largest and most experienced Financial Management Services provider serving populations, who choose to “self-direct” and “self-determine” their long-term home care, support, and services.
  • PPL is offering the Bill Payer and Sole Employer Financial Management Services models.

Contact Us

Call 888-419-7468 to learn about SDP, and if it's the right choice for you.

Coming Soon

More tools and information is coming to help Californian’s consider the Self-Determination option.  Subscribe to receive email updates on these new materials!

Click here to subscribe to our SDP interest list!