Fact sheet describing Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making legislation (H. 4349/S. 2490).
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News article describing first man in Maine, Joshua Strong, to have guardianship rescinded in favor of SDM.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.
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.
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.
South Carolina Supported Decision-Making Project’s resource page contains a number of useful materials including:
- Supported Decision Making Agreement Template
- Supported Decision Making Manual for Individuals and Families
- Supported Decision Making Manual for Service Providers
- Supported Decision Making Manual for Attorneys
- Videos from people in South Carolina using SDM
- Links to additional resources