Kristin Booth Glen, SDM & the Human Right of Legal Capacity (2015)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) establishes a new paradigm of supported decision-making, rather than guardianship or substituted decision-making, for people with intellectual disability (ID). Article 12 of the CRPD guarantees every person’s right to legal capacity—to make her/his own decisions and have those decisions legally recognized—and specifically requires…

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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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