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News article describing first man in Maine, Joshua Strong, to have guardianship rescinded in favor of SDM.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.
Rhode Island’s Supported Decision-Making Statute. RI H5909, January Session, A.D. 2019; R.I. Gen. Laws §66.13. (2019). Press release with more information about the bill.
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.
Nevada’s supported decision-making law. NV A.B. 480 (2019) 80th Legislature.
Indiana’s supported decision-making law. Senate Enrolled Act No. 380 First Regular Session of the 121st General Assembly (2019).
North Dakota’s supported decision-making law. ND 1378 (2019-2020) 66th Legislative Assembly.
Article describing victory in Mexico supreme court finding guardianship is unconstitutional and in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).