Charting the LifeCourse Experiences and Questions Booklet A Guide for Individuals, Families, and Professionals

These tools, organized in a series of charts, can be used with decision-makers to help them identify areas where they might want support. The charts, useful for service providers, teachers, parents and persons with I/DD, focus on identifying how to find or develop supports for daily life, employment, community living, safety, healthy living, and service…

Arc Tennessee et al, SDM Creating a Choice Continuum (2017)

This 12-page publication provides an image-filled and engaging introduction to how supported decision-making works generally (e.g., “The supporter is like a ‘resource librarian,’ gathering and interpreting information, but with no power over the person being assisted”), describes how national figures like Jenny Hatch as well as many Tennesseans use supported decision-making, and makes the case…

Tresi Weeks, SDM What the New Law Could Mean for Your Clients (2016)

This 12-page overview of the supported decision-making agreements recognized under Texas law helpfully describes the scope of these agreements and the parties’ responsibilities, in addition to describing briefly how supported decision-making aligns with legal and social developments both nationally and internationally.

Keywords: Texas, United States, SDM agreements, legislation, law, legal.

Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry, Representation Agreement with Section 9 Broader Powers (2012)

This 2-page informational sheet from the British Columbia non-profit charitable organization Nidus briefly explains how the Representation Agreement with Section 9 Broader Powers functions as the legal document for making heath care and personal care decisions. It provides eamples of what is covered in a Section 9 Agreement and examples of individuals who use these…

Nidus_FactSheet_RA_Section9

This 2-page informational sheet from the British Columbia non-profit charitable organization Nidus briefly explains how the Representation Agreement with Section 9 Broader Powers functions as the legal document for making heath care and ┬ápersonal care decisions. Examples of what is covered in a Section 9 Agreement and examples of individuals who use these types of…

Disability Rights Texas, SDMAs (2016)

This 2-page factsheet describes how in 2015, during its 84th session, the Texas legislature passed the first statute in the United States to recognize supported decision-making agreements, as well as how persons with I/DD may use these agreements as an alternative to guardianship.

Keywords: agreements, Texas, factsheet, statute.