The Principals of Self-Determination Are:
DIGNITY AND RESPECT – All people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and to be respected as a whole person (body, mind and spirit)
RELATIONSHIPS – All people need a support network or circle of close friends and family to provide strength and assistance.
CHOICE – All people have the right to choose what they will do with their lives and with whom they will do it.
CONTROL – People have the power to make decisions and control all aspects of their lives.
DREAMING – All people have dreams and goals. A commitment to helping people fulfill their dreams is essential.
CONTRIBUTION AND COMMUNITY – Everyone has the ability to contribute to their community in a way that is meaningful to them.