Supported Decision Making Resources
Designed for and by Self-Advocates, our Supported Decision Making series provides individuals and their supporters the tools they need to make the Supported Decision Making process a reality. In the resources below, you'll find information and worksheets that will guide you through Supported Decision Making, making supported health and daily life decisions, processing negative and traumatic experiences, and posting on social media.
We encourage you to explore all of these resources and download the documents that best fit your needs.
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Supported Decision Making
We've designed this workbook to help educate individuals on the Supported Decision Making process and inform them of their rights. This document
also features a series of worksheets that helps individuals share their communication & support preferences and guides individuals and their supporters through making a supported decision.
Supported Decision Making
We've created this document as a companion to the Supported Decision Making Workbook. In this document, you'll learn more about the Supported Decision Making Process as well as its key principles and philosophies. We've also included tips for dispelling myths, making best interest decisions, and understanding your role in the supported decision making process.
My Health: How To Support My Decision Making
This document guides an individual and their supporters through a series of questions that will help clarify how the individual feels about medical decisions. Topics include: medications, medical treatment, emergencies, speaking to health professionals, and communicating consent.
Complete the My Health Survey
We are looking for volunteers to take part in an online survey to evaluate the My Health SDM document. If you are a Self-Advocate, family member of someone with an intellectual disability, health professional, or a disability support professional, we ask that you consider providing feedback on the document so that we can
continue to improve it.
My Life: How To Support My Decision Making
This document guides an individual and their supporters through a series of questions that will help clarify how the individual feels about daily life decisions. Topics include: wellness, employment, money & budgeting, relationships & sexual health, and safety & security.
My Emotional Support Plan Workbook
This document guides an individual and their supporters through a series of worksheets that will help the individual share and negative feelings and traumatic experiences. Topics include: support preferences, making a plan to feel safe, activities to feel better, and what to do in an emergency. This document also features a section for supporters outlining best practices for supporting someone when they have experienced something traumatic.
Staying Safe On Social Media
This document educates individuals and their supporters on how to safely use social media and guides the individual through determining whether the information they share on social media is private or public. Through the worksheets, individuals can also discover what is working and what is not working about their social media experience.