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Self-Determination

01/09/13

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As a DSP, I will assist the people I support to direct the course of their own lives.

Furthermore, as a DSP, I will:

·         Support the rights of individuals to lead self-directed lives, working in partnership with other members of the person’s support network.
·         Promote self-determination in physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual pursuits.
·         Honor a person’s right to assume risk in an informed manner.
·         Recognize that each individual has potential for lifelong learning and growth.
·         Celebrate, accept and learn from life’s rich experiences with people through triumphs and failures.