Supported decision-making (SDM) is the process by which a person with an intellectual or developmental disability (I/DD) makes decisions with the assistance of a trusted supporter or supporters.

SDMNY is currently running two pilot facilitation projects to demonstrate how SDM can divert persons otherwise at risk of guardianship from losing their rights, or how effective use of SDM can be employed to restore rights to persons currently subject to guardianship, using a three-phase facilitation model.