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 will do so through:

  • Information sessions for stakeholder groups and organizations

  • Written and print materials, including plain language materials

  • The SDMNY website, forums, blogs and social media

  • 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 Michael 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.