SDMNY & NYS Transition Partners Webinar (Sept. 13, 2018)

SDMNY Project Director Kristin Booth Glen presented to the NYS Transition Partners’ learning community on a September 13, 2018 webinar. She discussed how parents of transition age children are often told they should or must get guardianship when their young person with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD) turns 18, even though guardianship means the loss…

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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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Arc Tennessee et al, SDM Creating a Choice Continuum (2017)

This 12-page publication provides an image-filled and engaging introduction to how supported decision-making works generally (e.g., “The supporter is like a ‘resource librarian,’ gathering and interpreting information, but with no power over the person being assisted”), describes how national figures like Jenny Hatch as well as many Tennesseans use supported decision-making, and makes the case…