Self-Determination Support

November 15, 2021

The Westside Regional Center Self Determination Local Advisory Committee is requesting proposals for services provided by an individual or organization that will individually assist participants and families in understanding the Self Determination Program, identifying independent facilitators and Fiscal Management Services, and supporting and encouraging them to move forward in the process until completion. Additional duties assigned by the committee are: taking notes and minutes of meetings, data collection, planning trainings, resource fairs, and developing a mentor program. Proactively doing outreach by attending events in the community and organizing informational sessions on Self-Determination. There will be a focus on supporting self-advocates with limited family support and participants and families with complex needs and underrepresented communities, and those affected with disparities. The individual/organization that provides these services cannot also be providing other services to WRC Self Determination Program participants. The individual/organization will be selected by and reported to the Self Determination Local Advisory Committee.


During the COVID-19 health emergency, these supports will be provided through phone, online platforms, as well as in-person taking into account all safety measures. The consultant would meet in the participant’s/family’s preferred manner. The consultant must retain their own liability insurance at the time of the RFP being awarded. The consultant must provide monthly data collection and reporting with analysis of the outcomes by different ethnic and age groups. The consultants must take notes and minutes of all the meetings and send them to the committee within five days after the meeting.

Inquiries concerning this RFP should be directed to Cesar Garcia – Director of Client Services by phone at 310-258-4090 or email Proposals are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, December 20, 2021. Use the following link to download the “Request for Proposals”: