The Human Services Research Institute’s interim report contains an independent evaluation of the first year of the Center for Public Representation (CPR) and Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.’s ongoing project in Northampton, Massachusetts. The project reached 8 decision-makers (DMs) and paired them with facilitators who had existing relationships with them that ranged from 3 to 30…Details
This report evaluates the South Australian Health Services Complaints Commission’s (HSCC) SDM program from 2014 to 2015, which reached 8 decision-makers (DMs). Facilitators and supporters reported that as a result of their participation 6 of the 8 DMs experienced improved outcomes in well-being (greater confidence, better mood) and behavior (greater willingness to try new things,…Details
This report provides an independent evaluation of the South Australia’s Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) SDM pilot from 2010 to 2012, among the world’s first, which targeted both persons with traumatic brain injuries and intellectual disabilities. The OPA project comprised two phases: phase 1 involved 10 decision-makers (DMs) and phase 2 added 15 more.…Details
Govt of Victoria, Supporting decision making- A guide to supporting people with a disability to make their own decisions (2012)
This manual is for facilitators, it is based on Victorian Government’s responsibility in response to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to ensure that people with disabilities are supported and empowered. The manual gives facilitators an overview of the laws, main ideas, and framework for supported decision making. It…Details
FL DDC, Lighting the Way to Guardianship & Other Decision-Making Alternatives- A Manual for Individuals and Families (2010)
This detailed guide for persons with I/DD and their families provides an in-depth analysis of the civil rights affected by guardianship orders, the myriad alternatives to guardianship available under Florida law, and the powers and responsibilities of guardians, including taking steps towards rights restoration. This one-stop resource on guardianship and alternatives to it also includes…Details
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. Examples of what is covered in a Section 9 Agreement and examples of individuals who use these types of…Details
This one page factsheet briefly describes supported decision-making as a process of skill-building that promotes self-determination. Links to tools and resources on supported decision-making both nationally and in Maine are included.
Keywords: self-determination, skills, resources, Maine
This 2-page factsheet describes how in 2015, during its 84th session, the Texas legislature passed the first statute in the United States to recognize supported decision-making agreements, as well as how persons with I/DD may use these agreements as an alternative to guardianship.
Keywords: agreements, Texas, factsheet, statute.