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.
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.
Fact sheet describing Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making legislation (H. 172/S. 64).
Nevada’s supported decision-making law. NV A.B. 480 (2019) 80th Legislature.
Video from Michael Kendrick of CPR providing overview on supported decision-making.
Observations on meaning of SDM from parent of individual with I/DD discussing how to address fear and risk.
Website developed by the National Disability Rights Network with video describing SDM’s use in health care settings. Video features Michael Kendrick. ALso contains helpful FAQs on SDM in health care settings.
Indiana’s supported decision-making law. Senate Enrolled Act No. 380 First Regular Session of the 121st General Assembly (2019).
North Dakota’s supported decision-making law. ND 1378 (2019-2020) 66th Legislative Assembly.
Article describing victory in Mexico supreme court finding guardianship is unconstitutional and in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).