Fact sheet describing Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making legislation (H. 4349/S. 2490).
The Go Voter project from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered includes many helpful videos and other resources about voting for self-advocates.
- Voter Education Toolkit: a guide created by leaders in the self advocacy movement to help people teach voter education trainings in their communities.
- Voting and Guardianship: resources on voting if you have a guardian.
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News article describing first man in Maine, Joshua Strong, to have guardianship rescinded in favor of SDM.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.
Toolkit about getting started with using Supported Decision-Making. This toolkit has some references to materials specific to the Wisconsin state law, but is useful for anyone interested in thinking about Supported Decision-Making.
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.