20 Mar Supported Decision-Making
Supported Decision-Making: Creating a Continuum of Choice is a white paper that highlights an emerging best-practice known as Supported Decision-Making (SDM). SDM provides a framework for broadening the choices available to people with disability who need help making decisions. Unlike existing options, which include conservatorships and Powers of Attorney, SDM allows the person with a disability to maintain their right to make decisions about their life while offering a structured support system that provides advice and input. Ultimately, SDM promotes independence, self-determination and self-advocacy.
- Introduction to Supported Decision-Making – A series of videos from the Minnesota Department of Human Services presented by Jonathan Martinis, senior director for law and policy at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University.
- Supported Decision-Making Summer Study Testimony – At the 2 hours and 47 min mark in this video, you can begin viewing the testimony made for SDM at the Tennessee Legislature on 9/11/17.
- We All Could Use A Little Help – Blog post featuring four reasons why supported decision-making makes sense.
- National Resource Center for Supoorted Decision-Making – A national resource center for information on supported decision-making.
- Supported Decision-Making Pilot Project – A Joint Initiative of the Center for Public Representation and Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.