SDMNY is charged with creating an educational campaign to introduce supported decision-making to a large variety of stakeholders including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities; their families; service providers; education and special education professionals; lawyers; judges and the court system; legislators and the general public.

We are doing so through:

  • Information sessions for stakeholder groups and organizations
  • Written and print materials, including plain language materials
  • Presentations at professional conferences
  • Articles in professional and more popular journals and publications

For a general introduction to supported decision-making, you might want to watch the videos below Looking Differently at Disability and Decision Making featuring┬áMichael Bach of the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society talking about how supported decision-making can allow people with disabilities to take back control with the help of their families and communities, and Supported Decision-Making: Gabby’s Story, check out the tool bar at the top of this page, or visit our Resource Library.