INDEPENDENT FACILITATION
FOR SELF-DETERMINATION

Independent Facilitation Overview

Independent facilitation services are available on an ongoing basis to help you and your circle of support to implement your person-centered plan and operate successfully in the Self-Determination Program. Your FMS will pay your independent facilitator out of your individual budget.

Independent facilitation services look different for everyone because it all depends on YOUR goals and what YOU want your independent facilitator to do for you. The role of your independent facilitator might look different throughout the year based on what is going on in your life at that time.

Your independent facilitator can assist you with:

  • Locating, accessing, and coordinating services and supports.

  • Obtaining identified services and supports, including hiring and managing staff.

  • Identifying your immediate and long-term needs and developing creative options to meet those needs.

  • Making informed decisions regarding your individual budget.

  • Leading, participating, or advocating on your behalf in the person-centered planning process and development of your annual IPP.*

  • Achieving individual goals: find a roommate, move out on your own, get a job, further your education, pick up a new hobby, join a community organization, play a sport, go on a date, or whatever other dreams or goals you might have – your independent facilitator is there to help you make it happen.

 


*Note: your first person-centered plan is paid for by the regional center, but all future person-centered plans or updates to your person-centered plan are paid for out of your individual budget.

Independent Facilitation Packages

Confirmation Package

Keep in touch with your independent facilitator on a set schedule. Receive support, guidance, and vital resources for implementing your Person-Centered Plan and thriving in Self-Determination.

You Get:

  • 1 x 60-minute virtual check-in per month on a set schedule

  • Up to 1 hour per month email/text correspondence

Support Package

Utilize the support and expertise of your independent facilitator on an ongoing basis. Your independent facilitator is your teammate and personal assistant, sharing responsibility for your success in the Self-Determination Program and working on your behalf to make sure you reach your goals.

You Get:

  • 1 x 60-minute or 2 x 30-minute virtual check-ins per month on a set schedule

  • 2 hours (120 minutes) virtual independent facilitation services per month, billed in flexible 15-minute increments

  • Monthly review of accounting statements from your FMS to help you stay on track

  • Unlimited email/text correspondence, up to 10 minutes per exchange

Freedom Package

Sit back and relax. Your independent facilitator is your personal concierge – whatever you need, we’ll make it happen.

You Get:

  • 1 x 30-minute virtual check-in per week or 2 x 60-minute virtual check-ins per month on a set schedule

  • 4 hours (240 minutes) virtual independent facilitation services per month, billed in flexible 15-minute increments

  • Monthly review of accounting statements from your FMS to help you stay on track

  • Unlimited email/text correspondence, up to 15 minutes per exchange

  • Quarterly updates to your Person-Centered Plan, shared with your planning team

Get Started with Guidelight Group

For those new to Guidelight Group, start by scheduling your complimentary 30-minute phone or video intake session with Founder Sonni Charness to discuss your current situation and needs. We will review our service offerings and availability for Self-Determination Program participants and determine which Guidelight Group team member and level of service will be right for you.

PHONE: (310) 883-8343
EMAIL: hello@guidelightgroup.org

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