I like to go out to eat at local restaurants, take guitar lessons, go to movies, bars, concerts, sporting events such as: Red Sox, Celtics, and WWE. I love to go on vacation. I have been to California, Washington D.C., Florida, and South Carolina and am planning a vacation to Nashville next month. I have a busy week working around 8-10 hours at “The Original Bob’s Discount.” I enjoy hanging with my co-workers. I go to the gym and have a personal trainer. I have to grocery shop every week and do chores around my home. I live with a roommate in a house right in the middle of downtown Fairhaven. I like to plan vacations with my supporters but usually once a year also plan a family vacation with mom, sister, brother in law, and nephew. I have Down Syndrome. I am 31 years old.
SDM gives me and my family a paper to show other people that I can make my own decisions and that people shouldn’t decide things for me but help me decide for myself.
How Craig uses Supported Decision-making:
It is important to me not to be told what to do but to be given choices. I like “alone” time or “down time” to hang in my “man cave” and watch TV and play video games. My family is very important and I want to see Mom, Dad, and my sisters at least weekly. I really like my staff and supporters.
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