Supported decision-making is a promising alternative to guardianship. Through supported decision-making, people with disabilities can confer with their network supporters, make decisions, and have those decisions respected. Supported decision-making maximizes independence and promotes self-advocacy and self-determination for individuals with disabilities.

The Center for Public Representation, a national legal advocacy center for people with disabilities, has initiated two pilots in Massachusetts to give people opportunities to use supported decision-making in their lives and to provide evidence for further expansion of supported decision-making.

Learn more about how supported decision-making works for Amanda in the video below: