Supported Decision-Making is a way to get help making choices. Supported Decision-Making means that you make your own choices. You can choose family, friends, or staff who you want to help you make your choices. The people who will help you understand and make your choices are called “supporters”. Supporters are there to help you.…

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This Thinking Ahead workbook provides a way to advocate for what you want in life support treatment and other end-of life choices. Complete these pages and you will be prepared. You will have a plan to share with important people in your life. The Thinking Ahead workbook and DVD project was led by California advocates…

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This is a toolkit where self advocates can learn about how to start a self advocacy group in their area or improve their current group.  You will learn about the history of the self advocacy movement, developing your mission, setting goals, learning leadership skills, describing member roles, and choosing advisors. HANDOUTS Below you can download…

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First page of Employment First statement

APSE, Green Mountain Self-Advocates, Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered, and Think Work got together and wrote about what Employment First means and why Employment First is important. “Employment First means that finding work in the community is considered the first option for people with intellectual disabilities who receive state agency services,” says Think Work. This statement is…

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