Self-Determination

What we believe:

Community Pathways, Inc. is committed to Self-Determination, which means that people have the freedom to choose and direct the services that impact their lives. The basic principles of Self-Determination as defined in the Oregon Administrative Rules:

Freedom:

You can plan your life with necessary support services and choose who will provide these supports. You decide how to spend your time (including vocation, education, and making friends.

Example: You choose your own service provider.

Authority:

You have the right to choose, with a social support network, if needed, how your Support Service funds are used to purchase services.

Example: You choose the goals that are in your Individualized Support Plan, and you can make changes to your goals at any time.

Autonomy:

You have the right to arrange your supports in order to live a life in the community rich with community partnership, relationships, and connections.

Example: You choose how and when you receive services

Responsibility:

You are counted on to use your Support Service funds for supports that enhance your life and role within your community.

Example: You sign invoices to show that you received the supports that helped you achieve your goals.