What is Supported Decision-Making?
Making your own choices is an important part of life. Supported decision-making (SDM) is a tool that lets people with disabilities get help making choices in different parts of their lives. Supported decision-making is not guardianship. Guardianship assigns another person to make decisions for a person with a disability. Supported decision-making lets a person with a disability keep the right to make decisions about their life with help from people they trust.
My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit
For people with disabilities, caregivers, and professionals
Event date, time and location: March 7, 2024 | 1-4 p.m. | University of Delaware STAR Tower Audion
For more information: Please visit our registration site https://www.cds.udel.edu/mylife
What is My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit?
Join My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit to learn more about supported decision-making and the resources that are available in Delaware.
The Summit will begin with a panel discussion featuring people with disabilities and their supporters. The panel discussion will be followed by a small group mentoring activity open to people with disabilities, their caregivers, and the professionals who serve them. The event will feature national and local experts on supported decision-making, including advocate, attorney and Syracuse University Professor Jonathan Martinis.
DNEA Supported-Decision Making Resources
These videos are part of a three-part speaking series on supported decision-making with Jonathan Martinis. Supported decision-making (SDM) is an alternative to guardianship that allows people with disabilities to get the help they may need to make choices about their life.
Supported Decision-Making: From Justice to Jenny to Justice for All
Education, Employment, and Independent Living: SDM in Spec Ed and Voc Rehab
Taking Care, Taking the Lead: Supported Decision-Making in Health Care and Life Planning
Supported decision-making (SDM) allows people with disabilities to get the help they may need to make choices about their personal lives, healthcare, and/or finances. This resource guide explores SMD and provides information about how it is different from guardianship. Delaware specific resource links are provided.