Self Determination Program (CA)
What is the Self-Determination Program?
The Self-Determination Program allows eligible participants to develop and implement person-centered plans based on an individualized budget that the participants control, within program guidelines. The program is now available to all eligible consumers.
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Dr Tatiana Cura, Ed.D
Founder/owner of #DocT Self-Determination Programs and SKILLS Developmental Services in Sherman Oaks, CA. Tatiana began her career working with at-risk youth and adults in LA's most underprivileged areas, and now has 13+ years' experience working with youth and adults with developmental disabilities/disorders. Determined to find a therapeutic approach to teaching and addressing/mental behavioral issues, Tatiana continued her career in Applied Behavioral Analysis as a clinical case supervisor, and then founded her own private practice in SDP and SKILLS to provide everyday life skills training (including adaptive skills, supported living skills, independent living skills, social skills, and self-determination programs) to those with special needs. Learn More
I have been serving as an Independent Facilitator for the Self Determination Pilot Project and the current program for over 13 years and successfully transitioned the first client in California to the new Self Determination Program in September 2019. Since then, I have transitioned several clients, continued as their facilitator, and assisted many others as they navigate the process. I have participated in planning and transition meetings for Kern Regional Center Facilitators, Service Coordinators, and Program Managers, and consulted with several other Regional Center workers as we expand this opportunity to many more Regional Center clients. Learn More