California Department of Developmental Services Resources for People with Developmental Disabilities
The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) website is designed to serve Californians with developmental disabilities. The site includes information about California’s Self-Determination Program. It will help you identify the…
May 3, 2021
Training to be a Self-Directed Caregiver
At GT Independence (GT), our goal is to help people live life on their own terms—regardless of age or ability. The main way we do this is by helping make…
May 3, 2021
3 Ways to Put People First in the Face of a Global Pandemic
In addition to PPE, hazard pay, and paid sick leave, GT directed support to people experiencing food insecurity and isolation—taking care of the whole person.
April 26, 2021
How to Get Your Budget Certified by Your Regional Center in California
In this session, GT Independence, along with an Independent Facilitator and a regional center representative, will walk you through the budget process of the self-determination program and discuss how to…
March 23, 2021
Why an Independent Facilitator Can Change Your Self-Determination Experience in California
Learn why Independent Facilitators are helpful to your success in the Self-Determination Program. This webinar covers their role, how to find one, and more.
January 14, 2021
Caregiving Can Be Heartbreaking, and We Thank You for It
Are you a caregiver to a loved one? Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, under appreciated and unnoticed? We at GT Independence want you to know–what you do is important, and we see you.
September 3, 2020
Hidden Care Benefits for Veterans and Surviving Spouses
As you age, long term care costs can add up quite quickly costing you and your family a huge dent in your income. However, many veterans and their surviving spouses don’t know about the benefits they’re entitled to for long term care needs.
August 17, 2020
Step-by-Step Guide to the Self-Determination Program in California
Learn more about how self-determination works in the state of California, and get a step-by-step overview of how you can get started.
August 12, 2020
Bicycling Benefits for Parkinson’s Patients
Parkinson’s disease might not be treatable, but recent studies have found that there’s a simple way to reduce early onset symptoms while slowing the stages through bicycling.
July 23, 2020