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).
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
Guide on SDM that is tailored to individuals and families that describes core principles of SDM and also includes helpful tools for weighing decisions. Guide is available in Easy Read and Plain Language formats.
Manual for people with disabilities and their supporters to help understand how to use SDM. Contains useful tools such as checklists for deciding what type of support is needed in various areas.
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.