Summary Paper: ASAN’s Invitational Summit on Supported Decision-Making and the Transition to the Community

This paper gives an overview of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s summit, “Invitational Summit on Supported Decision-Making and the Transition to the Community.” It discusses the purpose of the summit, the structure of the summit, and the outcomes and conclusions reached by its ends. It will be followed at a later date by a more…

Evaluation of the Supported Decision-Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project: Final report funded by the NSW Government Department of Family and Community Services (FACS)

The Supported Decision Making Phase 2 (SDM2) project was a pilot program funded by NSW Family and Community Services (FACS) and undertaken by the NSW Public Guardian (PG) from January 2016 until June 2017. It consisted of two components: first, the Financial Decision Making (FDM) Program worked with 33 people with cognitive impairments (‘decision makers’)…

SDMNY & ABA Webinar (Feb. 15, 2018)

SDMNY Project Director Kristin Booth Glen spoke on an American Bar Association webinar on supported decision-making entitled, “Supported Decision Making as a Less Restrictive Alternative to Guardianship: What Judges Need to Know.” Alongside other legal experts and judges in the field, she discussed how judges can learn from supported decision-making, where an individual with disabilities…

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Thinking Ahead My Life at the End

This manual applies a supported decision-making approach to facilitating discussions with persons with I/DD about end-of-life decisions. Using plain language and helpful graphics, the manual breaks end-of-life decisions down into three areas: making personal requests, making medical treatment choices, and choosing an end-of-life advocate. In its appendix, it includes an easy-to-read, two-page advance directive form…