While Supported Decision-Making (SDM) has become increasingly recognized as an option for decision making support, there remains much work to be done to foster the widespread use of SDM in the day to day lives of people with disabilities. This session will explore practical strategies for working directly with people who have disabilities to develop the skills and experience needed for decision-making. The presenters will also address and explore the practical, legal and policy issues that may need to be navigated for SDM to work well as a support for many people with disabilities.
After the completion of the webinar, participants will be able to
- Identify the basic elements of Supported Decision Making
- Differentiate between the SDM and "substituted" decision making
- Describe the essential responsibilities for customizing support for people
- Examine the potential practical, legal and policy issues to address when implementing SDM
Content Level: Beginner