Fact sheet describing Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making legislation (H. 4349/S. 2490).
Information on event held by Open Society Foundations bringing together disability rights leaders who championed passage of laws eliminating guardianship and fully recognizing the right to legal capacity of persons with disabilities in Peru in 2018 and Colombia in 2019.
News article describing first man in Maine, Joshua Strong, to have guardianship rescinded in favor of SDM.
See also press release from Disability Rights Maine regarding Mr. Strong.
Article about Colombia’s elimination of guardianship. Contains statements by Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas.
Rhode Island’s Supported Decision-Making Statute. RI H5909, January Session, A.D. 2019; R.I. Gen. Laws §66.13. (2019). Press release with more information about the bill.
A sample letter than can be used to explain your wishes about health care decision-making to a health care provider. This letter could be used as an SDM agreement if you are only interested in your supporters helping with health care decisions.
Follow up report to National Council on Disability Beyond Guardianship 2018 report. This report explores the experiences of people with I/DD through interviews and research. Report discusses school-to-guardianship pipeline.
Nevada’s supported decision-making law. NV A.B. 480 (2019) 80th Legislature.
Video from Michael Kendrick of CPR providing overview on supported decision-making.
Observations on meaning of SDM from parent of individual with I/DD discussing how to address fear and risk.