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.
Article about Colombia’s elimination of guardianship. Contains statements by Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas.
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.
Article describing guardianship reform efforts in new 2017 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act including provisions related to SDM.
Report for National Council on Disabilities recommending supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship.
Beyond Guardianship, National Council on Disability (March 22, 2018) at 23.
Provides an overview of guardianship alternatives in Massachusetts including SDM, health care proxies, and powers of attorney. Also provides overview of guardianship in Massachusetts, including information about the rights of individuals who are subject to guardianship.
Four videos on Alternatives to Guardianship and the Promises of Supported Decision Making ACLU and from UC Davis MIND Institute describing SDM, positioning it as an alternative to guardianship, and offering advice regarding putting SDM into practice. (Note that playlist also links to other UC Davis MIND Institute Videos)
- Supported Decision-Making: Protecting Rights and Ensuring Choices
- 5 Reasons to Rethink Guardianship
- What Supported Decision-Making is and why it Matters?
- Using Supported Decision-Making: a Step-by-Step Guide
Stories from individuals living in Maine about what guardianship means to them. Includes people who are under guardianship and who are not.
Amicus brief describing SDM as an alternative to guardianship
- Quality Trust for People With Disabilities
- National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network