INDEPENDENT CHOICES: A National Symposium on Consumer-Direction and Self-Determination for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities. Self-Determination Changes Everything


Winnebago County, Wisconsin, set a goal three years ago to transition from a county that provided traditional developmental disabilities services, to one that incorporates the values, principles, and practices of self-determination. With the help of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the State Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services, we put together a plan that we, at the time, hoped would be fully implemented by the year 2000.