Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, Consent, Capacity & Substitute Decision-Making (2012)

https://www.disabilityrightspa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Consent-Capacity-and-Substitute-Decision-Making-Complete-Manual-revised-6_15.pdf This manual aims to honor the rights of individuals with I/DD to live self-determined autonomous lives, by providing a detailed overview of the issues related to decision-making in all its forms. Divided into 12 chapters, the manual defines and describes substitute decision-making, supportive decision-making, alternative directives, the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act,…

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Zelda Resource Centre for People with Mental Disability, Handbook of First Steps in Implementation of SDM in Latvia (2016)

http://zelda.org.lv/wp-content/uploads/ZELDAS_bro%C5%A1%C5%ABra_EN_WEB.pdf This handbook, aimed at a broad audience from service providers to policy makers, presents a decision-making model that honors the human right and capacity for decision-making in concert with the framework of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). It describes in detail a person’s right to legal capacity…

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Florida DDC, Lighting the Way to Guardianship & Other Decision-Making Alternatives A manual for individuals and families (2010)

This manual aims to increase the knowledge of family members of persons with I/DD about the various ways under Florida law to provide decision-making assistance, including guardianship advocacy and guardianship, and how to access the legal system. Discrete areas of civil rights, self-determination, decision-making, person-centered-planning and options for providing decision-making assistance from least restrictive to…

Missouri Institute for Human Development, SDM A handbook for facilitators (2013)

This resource helps family members to understand how guardianship works, what alternatives to guardianship are available, and why alternatives should be considered. The manual breaks down discrete areas of support vs. autonomy and self-determination, to help identify with the person needing support different areas of need and focus. It includes tools a “Stoplight Tool,” comprising…

NSW Family & Cmty Svcs, SDM A handbook for facilitators (2015)

Useful and practical handbook detailing the role, boundaries and accountability of the Supporter in the decision making process. Includes questions and scenarios for self reflection and perspective taking, and for developing communication skills with DMs. Also included are several case studies. Tools and resource links included at end of publication. Keywords: New South Wales, Australia,…

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.…

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,…