The dignity of risk and right to fail are integral parts of the waiver’s philosophy. The philosophy of the waiver supports the participant’s right to choose where to live, who to live and socialize with, and what goals and activities to pursue. Waiver services are provided based on the participants unique strengths, needs, choices and goals. The individual is the primary decision-maker and works in cooperation with providers to develop a plan for services. This process leads to personal empowerment, increased independence, greater community inclusions, self-reliance and meaningful and productive activities.