Self Determination Program

In an effort to ensure effective implementation of the Self-Determination Program, each Regional Center is required to establish a Local Advisory Committee. The Regional Center and the Regional Office of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities each appoint one-half of the membership of the committee. The committee includes consumers, family members, the regional center clients’ rights advocate, as well as other advocates and community members. The majority of the committee is comprised of consumers and family members. The committee also reflects the multicultural diversity and geographic profile of the catchment area.

DDS webpage with more information on the Self Determination Program

Below are dates for meetings to be held in the coming months. Meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of each month, exceptions noted below. All meetings will be held in the CVRC Fresno office, in the San Joaquin Conference Room, unless otherwise noted.

Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee Meetings
Date Time Location
*Nov. 14, 2017 5-7 p.m. CVRC Fresno Office
*Dec. 12, 2017 5-7 p.m. CVRC Fresno Office
Jan. 16, 2018 5-7 p.m. CVRC Fresno Office
Feb. 20, 2018 5-7 p.m. CVRC Fresno Office
Mar. 20, 2018 5-7 p.m. CVRC Fresno Office

* Held on the Second Tuesday due to holidays later in the month.

Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Agendas Minutes

If you have any questions about the Self-Determination Local Advisory Committee, please contact Elisa Escareno at 559-276-1197.

Please view this video for more information: