Statement from Disability Justice and Supported Decision-Making Advocates: Britney Spears Spotlights the Need for Change Now
Op-Ed describing Britney Spears’ conservatorship case including discussion of Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to guardianship.
Article discussing Britney Spears’ conservatorship and describing Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to guardianship and conservatorship.
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.
The Conversation Starter Kit is a tool to help you have a conversation with a supporter, health care proxy, family member, friend, or other loved one about your – or their – wishes regarding end-of-life care and health care decisions generally. It is available in several languages and different formats. There are dedicated kits for discussions with your health care proxy, for people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of Dementia, and for talking to your doctor, and for children with serious illnesses.
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
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News article describing first man in Maine, Joshua Strong, to have guardianship rescinded in favor of SDM.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.