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In Support of Supported Decision Making
Lisa Morgan
March 16, 2009

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For some students with intellectual, developmental, and mental disabilities there is a move to gain legal guardianship over the individual when the young person reaches the age of majority. Other families are taking a less proactive stance and instead are engaging in an activity known as Supported Decision Making (SDM). "It is based on the principle that all individuals have a right to self-determination and respect for their autonomy, irrespective of disability." -Open Society Mental Health Initiative determination." - Open Society Mental Health Initiative

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Link Resources

US Business Leadership Network
http://www.usbln.com

Employment Support Institute - VCU
http://www.bus.vcu.edu/esi/

WI Dept of Public Instruction - Opening Doors to Employment
http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/pdf/tranopndrs-employmt.pdf

WI Dept of Public Instruction - Opening Doors to Post Secondary Ed
http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/pdf/tranopndrs.pdf

Job Accommodation Network
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

National Organization on Disability
http://www.nod.org

National Rehabilitation Information Center for Independence
http://www.naric.com/