|SUPPORTED DECISION MAKING|
Supported decision-making (SDM) allows individuals living with disabilities to make choices about their own lives with support from a team of people they choose. Individuals choose people they know and trust to be part of a support network to help with decision-making.
Supported decision-making is an alternative to guardianship. Instead of having a guardian make a decision for the person living with disability, SDM allows the person to make his or her own decisions.
Why Supported Decision Making (January 2021)