The Project has two over-arching goals:
(1) Maximize individuals’ independence: By directing their own decision-making process and making their own decisions, pilot participants will gain confidence and become better self-advocates. They will have both a voice and a presence in the community.
(2) Identify best practices and factors that can be replicated as models that advance supported decision-making as an alternative to restrictive guardianship. How can supported decision-making best be implemented to make a positive difference in an individual’s life?