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Self-determination is the process of taking control and making decisions that affect one’s life. A study conducted with more than 1,500 successful people from business, science, sports and the arts, revealed that "successful people in any field excel at making decision, self managing their behavior and adapting to changing circumstances." (Garfield 1986)
Self-determination provides students with the skills and abilities to
- make choices - make decisions - problem solve - set and attain goals - self-advocate - independently perform