Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry, Representation Agreement with Section 9 Broader Powers (2012)

This 2-page informational sheet from the British Columbia non-profit charitable organization Nidus briefly explains how the Representation Agreement with Section 9 Broader Powers functions as the legal document for making heath care and personal care decisions. It provides eamples of what is covered in a Section 9 Agreement and examples of individuals who use these…

Got Transition, Guardianship and Alternatives for Decision-Making Support (2012)

This 2-page factsheet explains the implications of child with intellectual disabilities turning 18. It briefly introduces supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship and crucially warns, “Some families pursue guardianship because they believe or have been told that it’s the only legal answer to concerns they may have about their young adult’s ability to handle…

Florida DDC, Lighting the Way to Guardianship & Other Decision-Making Alternatives A manual for individuals and families (2010)

This manual aims to increase the knowledge of family members of persons with I/DD about the various ways under Florida law to provide decision-making assistance, including guardianship advocacy and guardianship, and how to access the legal system. Discrete areas of civil rights, self-determination, decision-making, person-centered-planning and options for providing decision-making assistance from least restrictive to…

Missouri Institute for Human Development, SDM A handbook for facilitators (2013)

This resource helps family members to understand how guardianship works, what alternatives to guardianship are available, and why alternatives should be considered. The manual breaks down discrete areas of support vs. autonomy and self-determination, to help identify with the person needing support different areas of need and focus. It includes tools a “Stoplight Tool,” comprising…

NSW Family & Cmty Svcs, SDM A handbook for facilitators (2015)

Useful and practical handbook detailing the role, boundaries and accountability of the Supporter in the decision making process. Includes questions and scenarios for self reflection and perspective taking, and for developing communication skills with DMs. Also included are several case studies. Tools and resource links included at end of publication. Keywords: New South Wales, Australia,…