Resources on Supported Decision Making and Alternatives to Guardianship
Parent to Parent USA has gathered a list of beneficial resources that center around Supported Decision Making and alternatives to guardianship.
Resources of Specific Interest to Parents
- Does My Child Need Guardianship?
- From Michigan: Fact Sheet: Supported Decision Making – Overview
Tools and Guides for Supported Decision Making
- A FREE online course to help guide parents through the Supported Decision Making process
- From Wisconsin: Keeping Aging Adults and Individuals with Disabilities in Charge of Their Lives
- From Maine: Supported Decision-Making, A User’s Guide for People with Disabilities and Their Supporters
- From Missouri: Partnering in Supported Decision-Making
- The Guide – Supported Decision Making Brainstorming Guide
This tool can help people brainstorm ways that they are already using supported decision-making, and think about new ways supported decision-making could help the person with a disability learn to make their own safe, informed choices.
Published in 2016 by The Quality Trust
- Toolkit by Autistic Self Advocacy Network
This toolkit is designed to help you access communication evaluations and tools for effective communication for people with communication-related developmental disabilities. These may include autism, apraxia, cerebral palsy, and other developmental disabilities that affect communication.
- Supported Decision Making resource library from ACLU
Learn More About Supported Decision Making
- The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making has established a library of resources and references on their website:
- At the NRCSDM – state specific information:
- United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
- Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognizes that all people with disabilities have the right to make decisions.
- American Bar Association – Supported Decision Making
- The Council on Quality and Leadership – Supported Decision Making in the United States
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