Family Voices Indiana is a family-led organization that provides information, education, training, outreach, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs and the professionals who serve them.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Supported Decision Making Website
Supported decision-making (SDM) is an alternative to guardianship that allows an individual to make decisions about his or her own life with a team of chosen supporters. SDM enhances people's lives and maximizes their independence.
After months of work and support from our participants and partners, we are excited to announce that Center for Public Representation's re-designed Supported Decision-Making Website is live. We hope the site will help you learn about SDM, understand how SDM transforms lives, and inspire you to become a participant, supporter, or advocate.
You can start on the homepage or jump to some of our favorite pages.
Getting Started Guide: Already know SDM is right for you and looking for some help getting started? This guide will walk you through the basics of writing a SDM agreement and practicing supported decision-making in your daily life.
SDM Adopter Stories: Hear from SDM adopters about how their lives were transformed. Our pilot participants have wide-ranging needs and life desires. For each of them, SDM has increased their independence and autonomy.
Resource Library: Explore a selection of materials we recommend on supported decision-making. These resources are intended for a range of audiences and cover topics from SDM 101 to state legislation.
If you'd like updates on SDM you can sign up for our email newsletter or email discussion group here.