In The Driver's Seat
We are Cindy Lill & Joyce Steel, co-founders of In the Driver’s Seat and mothers of adult sons who both utilize Self-Directed services to live full and meaningful lives. We created In the Driver’s Seat is a result of our sons’ and familys’ experiences with Self-Direction and our belief that people with developmental disabilities and their families are the experts when mapping out their future and like everyone else, should be able to determine how they live their lives.
In the Driver’s Seat was developed to assist navigating the Self-Directed service system in an easy to use, multi-faceted approach. The tools and resources that you find on this site are distilled from years of collaborating with self-advocates, families and professionals to find solutions and create opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise exist.
We understand that transitioning to Self-Directed services may seem overwhelming and time consuming. But, we can testify to the profound impact that Self-Directed services can have on your life because now, YOU are In the Driver’s Seat.
Dance. Smile. Giggle, Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where are you at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go. ~ Mandy Hale
First Gear is a great place to get you started. Click here for more information.
Click here to join either the Support Staff Registry or the Roommate Directory.
Our PDF Road Map contains directions and links to more information on the path to Self-Direction.