Texas’ supported decision-making agreement form. This agreement is taken from the Texas SDM statute.
Model legislation on supported decision-making. Contains SDM agreement.
Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) contains language establishing that people with disabilities have legal capacity equal to others and that signatories have an obligation to provide support to people with disabilities required so that they can exercise that capacity.
The general website on the United Nations CRPD can be found here.
British Columbia 1996 Representation Agreement Act. First law in Canada establishing SDM.
Representation Agreement Act, R.S.B.C., 1996, c 405 (Can.).
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.
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.
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.
Delaware’s supported decision-making agreement.