Supported Decision-Making

 

Our values of independence, dignity, and status go hand-in-hand with supported decision-making

 

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is a tool that allows people with varying abilities to maintain their decision-making capacity by choosing supports that help them make choices.

Supported Decision-Making looks different for everyone but means finding supports that help an individual understand, make, and communicate their own choices. When using SDM, the person can execute a SDM Agreement that identifies their method of decision-making. This document can assist doctors, bankers, lawyers, and other third parties to understand and accept the individual's decisions.

Through a generous grant from the WITH Foundation, and with Hope's partnership with the Disability Law Center of Alaska, Hope assists people throughout Alaska with creating and processing Supported Decision-Making Agreements.

For more information or assistance with SDM Agreements, please call 907-433-4709 or send an email to supportedemployment@hopealaska.org.

 


Resources:

Supported Decision-Making Brochure
How to make a Supported Decision-Making Agreement
Supported Decision-Making Template
Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education - Supported Decision-Making Agreements