Providing support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.


About Self-determination

Self-determination is a combination of attitudes and abilities that lead a person to create a meaningful life based on their own wants, needs, desires and dreams. 
Self-determination is about being in charge, but is not necessarily the same thing as self-sufficiency or independence. It means taking control and responsibility for one's life. Practicing self-determination also means one experiences the natural consequences of choices made. 


  • To learn skills in assertiveness, self-determination, leadership and planning for our own future. 
  • To give people a voice. 
  • To connect with peers who share a similar interest. 


3rd Saturday of each month
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M. 
(lunch provided with RSVP) 

Public Speaking

Invite us to speak at your event. Our stories are powerful!

Annual membership fee: $20 

You do not have to be a member to participate. 
But, you must be a member to vote. 

Stay Connected:
Facebook:  @TheSelfDeterminationGroup
Phone:  817-219-8157

 In 2017 The Self-Determination Group created a short film: Self-Determination Makes a Difference.

Watch the video to learn how Self-Determination makes a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities.


The Self-Determination Group

 The Arc of DFW Area is honored to be affiliated with The Self-Determination Group. Established in 2014, The Self-Determination Group is run by and for individuals with disabilities (14 & older) with the support of an advisor.

We get together monthly, elect our own officers, and conduct business and exchanges ideas. We are also a member of Texas Advocates.

Group activities focus on empowering individuals with disabilities to live a self-determined life – life as they define it, and advancing the disability rights movement. Recognizing that all work and no play is not good for the soul, we hosts at least 4 social events a year.