Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice
Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice is a white paper that highlights an emerging best-practice known as Supported Decision-Making (SDM). SDM provides a framework for broadening the choices available to people with disability who need help making decisions. Unlike existing options, which include conservatorships and Powers of Attorney, SDM allows the person with a disability to maintain their right to make decisions about their life with the use of trusted people who provide advice and input on the decision-making process. Ultimately, SDM promotes independence, self-determination and self-advocacy.
In the White Paper
Included in Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice you will find the following information.
- What is SDM?
- How SDM works
- Why SDM is needed
- Stories of SDM at work
PDF version available for download HERE
Text Only version available for download HERE