What is Self-Direction?


Self-direction, also referred to as participant direction or consumer direction, helps people of all ages, with all types of disabilities, maintain their independence at home by choosing the mix of services and supports that work best for them. Self-direction is built on the belief that the individuals receiving the services and supports know their needs best and are in the best position to plan and manage their own services.

People with disabilities and their caregivers have experienced great success with self-direction programs across the country. Below are a few of their stories.