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What’s Next? : A Self-Advocate’s Guided Tour through Transition for Parents and Other Supporters (2016)

A guide authored a self-advocate on transition planning for young people. Useful for families and supporters assisting with transition. Available in variety of formats.

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Supported Decision-Making and the Human Right of Legal Capacity (March 2015)

This 2015 law review article explains supported decision-making in the context of international human rights laws, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities.

Citation: Kristin Booth Glen (2015) Supported Decision-Making and the Human Right of Legal Capacity. Inclusion: March 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 2-16

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Texas: Supported Decision-Making Law (2015)

Texas’ Supported Decision-Making statute. Enacted in 2015. S.B. 1881, 84th Leg., Reg. Sess. (Tex. 2015) (codified at TEX. EST. CODE ANN. §§ 1357.001-.102 (West 2017))

For additional bills in Texas related to SDM, see the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making Texas page.



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Matter of Dameris L. (January 2012)

Case removing guardianship in favor of supported decision-making model.

“Based on all the evidence in this case, Dameris has demonstrated that she is able to exercise her legal capacity, to make and act on her own decisions, with the assistance of a support network which has come together for her since she first appeared in this court. Terminating the letters of guardianship previously granted to Cruz and Alberto recognizes them, instead, as persons assisting and supporting her autonomy, not superseding it. Terminating the guardianship recognizes and affirms Dameris’s constitutional rights and human rights”

In re Guardianship of Dameris L., 38 Misc. 3d 570 (N.Y. Sur. Ct. 2012).

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