REACH Self Determination

Chapel Haven operates on the principle of self-determination.spencer_318

Most simply, self-determination is the belief that people with disabilities will establish where they want to live, with whom they want to live, and how their time will be occupied. It is the belief that people with disabilities will determine how their resources shall be used.

The following websites may offer some valuable information on self-determination and achieving independence:

The Institute for Self-Determination
http://www.self-determination.com

Independent Living Research Utilization at The Institute of Rehabilitation and Research
http://www.ilru.org

Research Information for Independent Living
http://www.getriil.org

American Disability Association
http://www.adanet.org

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund
http://www.dredf.org