Article discussing Supported Decision-Making and Britney Spears. Describes the disability community movement to create guardianship alternatives. Features CPR partners Jimmy C., CPR pilot participant with Nonotuck, and Jordan Anderson, Co-Lead of Wisconsin Supported Decision-Making state team and Youth Ambassador from the Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice first community of practice.
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Statement from Disability Justice and Supported Decision-Making Advocates: Britney Spears Spotlights the Need for Change Now
Handbook from Disability Voices United for parents and supporters of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contains advice about how Supported Decision-Making can work with people who use augmentative and alternative communication.
Handbook is specific to California, but contains excellent information helpful to families in all states.
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
Website developed by the National Disability Rights Network with video describing using SDM in health care settings, including words from Michael Kendrick of CPR. Website 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
Michael Kendrick, Director of CPR’s Supported Decision-Making Initiatives, provides an overview of SDM.
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.
Trailer for training module on Supported Decision-Making from Open Future Learning. Includes presentations from supporter Malia Carlotto who participated in CPR’s first pilot supporting her son Cory, and CPR staff Michael Kendrick and Bob Fleischner. Find Supported Decision-Making module available for purchase on this page.
Independent evaluation of year two of CPR and Nonotuck’s initial SDM pilot by Human Services Research Institute.