On October 1, 2018, the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) selected the initial 2,500 participants with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) for the first three years of the DDS Self-Determination Program (SDP). The program is slated to launch during 2019. For the SDP, each participant will have both employer and budget authority meaning they will have the choice to control how their individual budget is spent and the authority to hire and fire the individuals providing waiver services. Each will be assigned an individual budget, based on the individual’s needs and desired services and on regional . . .