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In this article, published in the Fall 2018 edition of the New York State Bar Association's Health Law Journal, SDMNY Project Director Kristin Booth Glen summarizes the design of the three-phase SDMNY facilitation model for creating supported decision-making (SDM) agreements and the project's progress to date.
"Now in its third year, SDMNY has developed, and is implementing, a three-phase model for facilitating the use of SDM by persons with I/DD (denominated “Decision-Makers”) and their chosen supporters. Facilitators, who serve as volunteers (or, in the case of student facilitators, potentially for academic credit) receive a two-day training and are supervised by experienced mentors with expertise in the SDMNY facilitation process.
"In Phase 1, the facilitator works with the Decision-Maker to determine what kinds of decisions she or he is already making, or is able to make on her or his own, in which areas or domains she or he needs and desires support, and what kinds of support she or he wants in each area. [...]
"In Phase 2, the facilitator works with those chosen supporters, educating them about SDM and getting their
buy-in to its process. [...]
"In Phase 3, the decision-maker and supporters come together with the facilitator to negotiate their SDMA. [...]"
Reprinted with permission from: Health Law Journal, Fall 2018, Vol. 23, No. 2, published by the New York State Bar Association, One Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207.
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