Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland, Good Practice Guide Supported Decision Making (2016)

http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/media/348023/mwc_sdm_draft_gp_guide_10__post_board__jw_final.pdf This guide, written for facilitators and professionals, emphasizes the importance of supported decision- making as established by The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) & Court, and Scottish laws. Key elements of supported decision-making and alternatives to guardianship are discussed along with…

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Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision-Making (2012)

https://www.disabilityrightspa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Consent-Capacity-and-Substitute-Decision-Making-Complete-Manual-revised-6_15.pdf This manual aims to honor the rights of individuals with I/DD to live self-determined autonomous lives, by providing a detailed overview of the issues related to decision-making in all its forms. Divided into 12 chapters, the manual defines and describes substitute decision-making, supportive decision-making, alternative directives, the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act,…

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Zelda Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability, Handbook of First Steps in Implementation of SDM in Latvia (2016)

http://zelda.org.lv/wp-content/uploads/ZELDAS_bro%C5%A1%C5%ABra_EN_WEB.pdf This handbook, aimed at a broad audience from service providers to policy makers, presents a decision-making model that honors the human right and capacity for decision-making in concert with the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). It describes in detail a person’s right to legal capacity…

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Charting the LifeCourse Experiences and Questions Booklet A Guide for Individuals, Families, and Professionals

These tools, organized in a series of charts, can be used with decision-makers to help them identify areas where they might want support. The charts, useful for service providers, teachers, parents and persons with I/DD, focus on identifying how to find or develop supports for daily life, employment, community living, safety, healthy living, and service…

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Cher Nicholson, Supported Decision-Making Australian Perspectives South Australia (2012)

http://www.opa.sa.gov.au/files/batch1376447055_world_congress_on_guardianship_october_2012_cher_nicholson_supported_decision_making_trial.pdf This presentation to the World Congress on Guardianship gives an overview of a Supported Decision-Making pilot project in Australia. The presentation summarizes the aims of the Supported Decision-Making project, and provides a flow chart detailing the involvement of Decision-Makers or Supported Persons, Supporters and Facilitators in the SDM process. Outcomes of the pilot are…

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