Valued Outcomes for Californians
with Developmental Disabilities*

1. Individuals identify their needs, wants, likes and dislikes.
2. Individuals make major life decisions.
3. Individuals make decisions regarding everyday matters.
4. Individuals have a major role in choosing the providers of their services and supports.
5. Individuals' supports and services change as wants, needs, and preferences change.

6. Individuals have friends and caring relationships.
7. Individuals build community supports which may include family, friends, service providers/professionals, and other community members.

8. Individuals are part of the mainstream of community life and live, work and play in integrated environments.
9. Individuals' lifestyles reflect their cultural preferences.
10. Individuals are independent and productive.
11. Individuals have stable living arrangements.
12. Individuals are comfortable where they live.
13. Children live in homes with families.

14. Individuals are safe.
15. Individuals have the best possible health.
16. Individuals know what to do in the event of threats to health, safety and well-being.
17. Individuals have access to needed health care.

18. Individuals exercise rights and responsibilities.
19. Individuals are free from abuse, neglect and exploitation.
20. Individuals are treated with dignity and respect. 21. Individuals receive appropriate generic services and supports.
22. Individuals have advocates and/or access to advocacy services.

23. Individuals achieve personal goals.
24. Individuals are satisfied with services and supports.
25. Individuals are satisfied with their lives.

* Adopted by the Department of Developmental Services in May, 1995.