Supported Decision Making is a process that leads to self-determination for people with disabilities. Joan McCarty is the parent of John McCarty. Michael Kendrick is the director of initiatives on supported decision-making for Center for Public Representation. Joan and Michael discuss the considerations and issues related to Supported Decision Making for people with disabilities.  …

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Supported Decision Making is a process that leads to self-determination for people with disabilities. John McCarty, an autistic person, describes the framework for getting started and why this is important for all people with disabilities.

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John McCarty is a self-advocate from Georgia and a 2019-2020 SARTAC Fellow. John’s project focused on educating stakeholders about supported decision making and creating resources to help self advocates get started. During his fellowship work, John used supported decision making to terminate his own guardianship and developed resources from that experience to guide others who…

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