Statement from Disability Justice and Supported Decision-Making Advocates: Britney Spears Spotlights the Need for Change Now
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A Fact Sheet from the Massachusetts Advocates for Supported Decision-Making (MASDM) about the Massachusetts SDM bills, S.124 and H.272, introduced in 2021.
Article discussing Britney Spears’ conservatorship and describing Supported Decision-Making as an alternative to guardianship and conservatorship.
A Fact Sheet from the Massachusetts Advocates for Supported Decision-Making (MASDM) about the Massachusetts SDM bills, SD1746 and HD2134 introduced in 2021.
Louisiana’s Supported Decision-Making Statute. H.B. 361, 2020 Reg. Leg. Sess. (La. 2020).
This video explains what it is like to vote with a disability. The video talks about how accommodations with voting work and what to expect when you vote. The video also explains that you can contact your state’s Protection & Advocacy Agency if something goes wrong when you are trying to vote and you need help from a lawyer.
The Arc of Northern Virginia has created a collection of excellent, accessible resources about Supported Decision-Making including:
- video stories of decision-makers,
- 3 minute webinars on SDM,
- handouts, and
Fact sheet describing Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making legislation (H. 4349/S. 2490).
The Go Voter project from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered includes many helpful videos and other resources about voting for self-advocates.
- Voter Education Toolkit: a guide created by leaders in the self advocacy movement to help people teach voter education trainings in their communities.
- Voting and Guardianship: resources on voting if you have a guardian.
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.