Providing support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
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.
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.
3rd Saturday of each month
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
(lunch provided with RSVP)
Invite us to speak at your event. Our stories are powerful!
Annual membership fee: $20
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.