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Participants in the Self-Determination Program (SDP) may choose someone who helps
them implement their program. That person is called an independent facilitator. The
purpose of this correspondence is to describe the roles and requirements for paid
independent facilitators in the SDP.
Roles of an Independent Facilitator
Independent facilitators, as defined in Welfare & Institutions (W&I) Code §4685.8(c)(2)
(see enclosure), are people who are selected and directed by the participant and who
are able to provide assistance in the following ways:
 Assisting the individual with making informed decisions regarding their
individual budget;
 Locating, accessing and coordinating services and supports consistent
with the participant’s Individual Program Plan (IPP);
 Identifying immediate and long-term needs and developing options to meet
those needs;
 Leading, participating, and/or advocating on behalf of participants in the
person-centered planning process and development of the IPP; and,
 Obtaining identified services and supports.

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Wage range: $25.00 to $40.00

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Driver's License Required: Yes
Minimum Hourly Wage: 25.00
Maximum Hourly Wage: 40.00
Accessible by Public Transportation: No