Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice

  • March 21, 2017

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

Resources

 

 

PDF version available for download HERE

Text Only version available for download HERE

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