This law review article – 72 Syracuse L. Rev. 165 (2022) – describes how SDM can be used to help older adults retain or regain their legal decision-making rights, and it includes recommendations for how to make SDM more accessible to that population. It was drafted to inform the deliberations at the Fourth National Guardianship Conference, which resulted in key recommendations for promoting SDM.
Comprehensive resource on SDM for the United States. Includes in-depth resource pages on each state’s SDM activities and legislation as well as, up-to-date news on SDM, comprehensive resource library, and stories of SDM.
This law review article – 72 Syracuse L. Rev. 29 (2022) – contains the recommendations for reform that were adopted by delegates — including judges, attorneys, legal scholars, self-advocates, and family members, among others — the Fourth National Guardianship Summit convened in May 2021. Recommendations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3.3, 3.4, and 5.2 are designed to advance the recognition of, access to, and use of SDM.
This law review article by Professor Robert D. Dinerstein discusses how supported decision-making will be defined and implemented in light of the language of Article 12 of the United Nations United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It also provides an overview of guardianship and its alternatives.
Report from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging (ABA Commission) on restoration of rights in guardianship. Report includes legal and empirical research involving collecting the first multi-state data on restoration.
This is the website for Massachusetts’s ABLE Savings program, the Attainable Savings Plan. An overview of the Massachusetts ABLE program is also available here.
Information about how to remove a Social Security Administration appointed representative payee if you no longer need one, including tips and advice for presenting information to SSA about why you no longer need a representative payee.
Delaware’s supported decision-making agreement.