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.
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.
This is a worksheet and tool for self advocates and supporters to brainstorm the type of support an individual may need in various areas of his or her life.
This guide to thinking about supported decision-making provides worksheets and prompt questions to help you consider whether SDM will work for you.
This worksheet helps individuals using SDM think through: what decisions they want assistance with, who they want assistance from, and what type of assistance they want.
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.
This guide by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network explains supported decision-making, guardianship, and laws about decision-making in an easy-read format.
The PRACTICAL Tool aims to help lawyers identify and implement decision-making options for persons with disabilities that are less restrictive than guardianship including SDM.
The Conversation Starter Kit is a tool to help you have a conversation with a supporter, health care proxy, family member, friend, or other loved one about your – or their – wishes regarding end-of-life care and health care decisions generally. It is available in several languages and different formats. There are dedicated kits for discussions with your health care proxy, for people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of Dementia, and for talking to your doctor, and for children with serious illnesses.