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Making My Own Healthcare Decisions for People with Disabilities (July 2019)

A sample letter than can be used to explain your wishes about health care decision-making to a health care provider. This letter could be used as an SDM agreement if you are only interested in your supporters helping with health care decisions.

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Turning Rights Into Reality: How Guardianship and Alternatives Impact the Autonomy of People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (June 10, 2019)

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.

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Supported Decision-Making A User’s Guide for People with Disabilities and Their Supporters (2019)

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.

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Alternatives to Guardianship and Guardianship (November 2017)

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.

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TASH Connections Supported Decision-Making (2017)

A special issue of TASH Connections on Supported Decision-Making. Articles include:

  • Supported Decision Making and Deinstitutionalization: Lessons Learned from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s
    Invitational Summit by Kelly Israel
  • Supported Decision-Making for People with Disabilities: International Origins and Influences by Robert D. Dinerstein
  • Supported Decision-Making: Legal Basis and Practical Application by Robert D. Fleischner
  • Reflections on Autonomy by Dohn Hoyle
  • Supported Decision-Making in Tennessee by Lauren Pearson
  • Supported Decision-Making and Alternatives to Guardianship by Families by Kathy Brill

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