What makes the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination strong is the organizations, families and individuals who are part of it.

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If you are an organization that would like to join CPSD, please send an email to: thecpsd@gmail.com.

Thank you for your interest in supporting CPSD’s work! Your donation helps support our work advancing systems reform on behalf of citizens with disabilities.

CPSD is supported by ASAN, a 501c3 organization. Donations are tax-deductible under United States law. To support our mission and help us improve our ability to serve families and individuals with significant disabilities through advocacy of public policy reform, you can donate today. If you would like to make an in-kind donation, or if you have any questions about gifts, please contact thecpsd@gmail.com for more information. 

If you’d like to donate, you can mail in your check or money order to:

CPSD, c/o ASAN PO Box 66122 • Washington, DC 20035



Education is a fundamental component of preparing all children, regardless of disability status, for lives in our communities. The Collaboration advocates for inclusive education practices and high expectations for students with disabilities.


CPSD presumes competence in the ability of all citizens with significant disabilities to work and live independently in integrated settings and to contribute meaningfully in their communities. Personal autonomy, access, accountability, and responsibility over one’s life decision-making processes result in better outcomes and improved quality of life for people with significant disabilities.


The Collaboration came together around Employment Policy as the critical lynchpin to ensure people with significant disabilities are included in their communities.  The Collaboration embraces the concept of “Employment First” which is a paradigm that presumes that all people, including people with the most significant disabilities, can work for competitive wages and in their community, given the proper supports and services.


Providing opportunities for people with significant disabilities to save is critical to ensuring that individuals attain economic empowerment.  Current policy often requires people with significant disabilities live in poverty in order to receive the services they need to fully participate in their communities, or receive the medical care they need.