Video of workshop provided by the Arc of California on Supported Decision-Making. Covers topics including: special education, transition, Vocational Rehabilitation, Medicaid, life-planning, ABLE accounts, finances, SDM case law, implementing SDM. Materials are specific to California. Page also contains links to additional SDM resources. Funded by the WITH Foundation.
Voting is important! Did you know that even if you have a guardianship you may still be able to vote? Whether you can vote while under a guardianship depends on the laws in your state and on what your guardianship paperwork says. If you are under a guardianship you may still have the right to vote. The Your Vote Counts guide from Autistic Self Advocacy Network explains the rules in every state about voting while under a guardianship.
This is a worksheet and tool for self advocates and supporters to brainstorm the type of support an individual may need in various areas of his or her life.
This guide to thinking about supported decision-making provides worksheets and prompt questions to help you consider whether SDM will work for you.
This worksheet helps individuals using SDM think through: what decisions they want assistance with, who they want assistance from, and what type of assistance they want.
Tool for supporters, families, and providers to consider questions of competency, particularly to assess whether individual with a disability is a good candidate for supported decision-making.
Article describing guardianship reform efforts in new 2017 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act including provisions related to SDM.
Article describing law passed in Peru on September 4, 2018 recognizing that people with disabilities have full legal capacity and the concept of support and safeguards.
News article describing first woman in Indiana to regain decision-making rights in favor of SDM.
See also article in Indiana Lawyer.