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.
Voting is important! Did you know that even if you have a guardianship you may still be able to vote? Whether you can vote while under a guardianship depends on the laws in your state and on what your guardianship paperwork says. If you are under a guardianship you may still have the right to vote. The Your Vote Counts guide from Autistic Self Advocacy Network explains the rules in every state about voting while under a guardianship.
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.
This guide to thinking about supported decision-making provides worksheets and prompt questions to help you consider whether SDM will work for you.
This worksheet helps individuals using SDM think through: what decisions they want assistance with, who they want assistance from, and what type of assistance they want.
Tool for supporters, families, and providers to consider questions of competency, particularly to assess whether individual with a disability is a good candidate for supported decision-making.