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Parent Perspective on Supported Decision Making

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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Why Supported Decision Making Matters and How To Get Started

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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Supported Decision Making and Guardianship Termination

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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SANYS Supported Decisions Storytelling Project

This 7-minute video was made by Self-Advocacy Association of New York State. They believe all people with developmental disabilities have the right to make decisions about their lives. We feel that people with developmental disabilities make their decisions in different ways. Sometimes people make decisions on their own. Sometimes with support from others. Sometimes they…

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