Ohio Self Determination Association

Choice

People have the right to choose how they will live their lives, where and with whom.
OSDA believes that individuals with disabilities should have the freedom to plan their own lives and to pursue the things that are important to them with the support of independent planning and support coordination

Control

People have the power to make decisions and truly control their lives.

Responsibilities

Individuals, as they take greater control and authority over their lives and resources, assume greater responsibility for their decisions and actions.

Contribution and Community

Individuals, as they take greater control and authority over their lives and resources, assume greater responsibility for their decisions and actions.

Dignity and Respect

All people have an inherent right to be treated with dignity and respected as whole persons.

Whatever It Takes

The attitude, "Nothing is impossible,

as long as it is legal and causes no

harm," is required. "No, we can't" as

an answer is replaced by "How can

we make this happen?".

Relationships

Those with whom the individual has real relationships provide the strength, assistance, and security ensuring each person's well-being.

Fiscal Conservatism

To find the best quality for the most reasonable price. People are free to purchase in and out of the system.

Dreaming

A commitment to helping people determine their dreams, respecting those dreams and helping make dreams come true is crucial.