With the assistance of SANYS, SDMNY convened six panels of self-advocates around the state to help us create and advocate for the “Principles”; here several of them relate the results of those meetings and their views about legislation.
A panel discussion including the legal framework and ideas “from the ground” on how what we have learned about doing SDM with transition age youth could be incorporated into special education, inclusive education, and transition planning.
This short video features Beth Latimer, parent of a SDMNY participant describing why she chose to consider SDMNY and how valuable SDM has been as an alternative to guardianship.
Disability Rights Texas, Jessica Bond Testimony re Supported Decision Making, 2015
In support of legislative reforms in Colombia to promote supported decision-making, self-advocate Sergio Araque gave stirring testimony asserting his rights to the Congress:
Learn more about this supported decision-making pilot in Peru, where national legislation was amended to promote supported decision-making:
To learn more about Bizchut’s pioneering work on legal capacity in Israel, check out their video:
Check out this thought-provoking awareness-raising video from the Czech Republic: