Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Thinking Ahead My Life at the End

This manual applies a supported decision-making approach to facilitating discussions with persons with I/DD about end-of-life decisions. Using plain language and helpful graphics, the manual breaks end-of-life decisions down into three areas: making personal requests, making medical treatment choices, and choosing an end-of-life advocate. In its appendix, it includes an easy-to-read, two-page advance directive form…

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How To Make A Supported Decision-Making Agreement A guide for People with Disabilities and their Families

This plain-language guide by the American Civil Liberties Union aims to explain SDM to prospective decision-makers and to provide them the tools to create SDM agreements on their own. It is divided into eight chapters that 1) describe who and what is involve in SDM, 2) prompt decision-makers to reflect on the choices they make…

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ASAN, The Right to Make Choices International Laws and Decision-Making by People with Disabilities (2016)

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network’s toolkit discusses SDM and guardianship, and the many different laws pertaining to both in the United States and internationally. The toolkit will help self-advocates, policymakers, providers, and families understand how laws can make it easier or more difficult for people with disabilities to exercise the right to manage their own lives.…

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ADACAS, Support My Decisions (2013)

Toolkit designed for use with DMs to facilitate authentic dialogue around decision making and making choices; kinds of decisions (both large and small); consequences and responsibilities of decision making; and practical sequenced material on how to make a decision and the risks and benefits involved. Each section links directly to an area of the website,…

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