Self Direction

  • Self-Direction provides you with the opportunity to make decisions about what supports and services you need to ensure your quality of life.
  • Self-Direction means that you accept responsibility for managing or co-managing your supports and services.
  • Self-Direction of services includes you or your family advocate exercising your right to hire the staff of your choosing as well as manage your personal budget to meet your wants and needs.

In 2015, Citizens was approved to provide Self-Direction Services, including Fiscal Intermediary (FI) and Broker Services.  Self-Direction allows people to develop a self-directed plan which supports choice as to where to live, day activities, friends and relationships, and how to participate in the greater community.  Self-Direction allows people the opportunity to hire their own support staff.  FI and Broker Services are necessary to pursue Self-Direction.