Op-Ed describing Britney Spears’ conservatorship case including discussion of Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to guardianship.
A Fact Sheet from the Massachusetts Advocates for Supported Decision-Making (MASDM) about the Massachusetts SDM bills, S.124 and H.272, introduced in 2021.
Colorado’s Supported Decision-Making agreement law: S.B. 21, 75th Gen. Assemb., Regular Session (Colo. 2021).
Signed April 26, 2021; Effective date November 2022.
Article discussing Britney Spears’ conservatorship and describing Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to guardianship and conservatorship.
A Fact Sheet from the Massachusetts Advocates for Supported Decision-Making (MASDM) about the Massachusetts SDM bills, SD1746 and HD2134 introduced in 2021.
Handbook from Disability Voices United for parents and supporters of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contains advice about how Supported Decision-Making can work with people who use augmentative and alternative communication.
Handbook is specific to California, but contains excellent information helpful to families in all states.
Louisiana’s Supported Decision-Making Statute. H.B. 361, 2020 Reg. Leg. Sess. (La. 2020).
This video explains what it is like to vote with a disability. The video talks about how accommodations with voting work and what to expect when you vote. The video also explains that you can contact your state’s Protection & Advocacy Agency if something goes wrong when you are trying to vote and you need help from a lawyer.
The Arc of Northern Virginia has created a collection of excellent, accessible resources about Supported Decision-Making including:
- video stories of decision-makers,
- 3 minute webinars on SDM,
- handouts, and
Washington’s Supported Decision-Making law: 2020 Wash. Legis. Serv. Ch. 312 (S.S.B. 6287) Part VI § 601-612 (West 2020).
Signed April 2, 2020; Effective Jan. 1, 2021.