Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports

Our Mission

The Alliance is dedicated to supporting people with disabilities who wish to take charge of their lives through self-direction and those people and organizations that support them.


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About Us

About The Alliance

We are a membership organization inclusive of everyone committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can live lives of their own design through self-directing their services. Self-direction includes having control over: your own budget, the people who provide services for your health and well-being, where and with whom you live, and how you spend their time.

The Alliance was founded in 2016 by leaders who wished to grow a stronger, more unified self-direction movement that brought together people who receive services with families, advocates, agencies, and other providers. We envision a day where self-direction replaces congregate or segregated services that limit freedom and deny basic rights.

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What’s New

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Our Blog

Read stories from our members about how they’ve made self-direction work for them, and keep up-to-date with relevant news about people who self-direct and their families.

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The Full Inclusion Fund

Our new Full Inclusion Fund gives microgrants directly to people with disabilities who need a small amount of financial assistance to make self-direction possible for them.

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Webinars, Events, and Training

Our monthly webinars provide people and organizations with tools for self-direction. We also offer in-person trainings and meetup opportunities.


What We Do

Our monthly webinars provide people and organizations with tools for self-direction. We also offer in-person trainings and meetup opportunities.


Increase knowledge of self-direction through our monthly webinars, online guides, and by connecting with our member network about self-direction.


Together with our members we are pioneering new ways to advance self-directed services and end outdated and limiting segregated service models.


Our Self-Direction Spotlight features stories from members about how they overcame obstacles to self-direction and how it’s changed their lives.


We provide financial assistance to people who need a little support to achieve or maintain self-direction.


Become a member with an annual donation to sustain our work long-term and get access to resources and advocacy tools.

We offer four types of memberships for people and organizations. Membership dues are on a sliding scale based on income.


Give a one-time gift now to support self-directed services that allow autonomy for all

Your contribution will help us advocate for the human rights of people with disabilities, and support our microgrant program, the Full Inclusion Fund.

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Sign up for our email list and we'll keep you up-to-date with the latest news, events, and resources relevant to the self-direction community.

Our updates will help you overcome challenges to self-direction through personal insights and stories from our members. You'll also have opportunities to advocate for and support expanding self-direction for all.