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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

Employment Support Institute - VCU

WI Dept of Public Instruction - Opening Doors to Employment

WI Dept of Public Instruction - Opening Doors to Post Secondary Ed

Job Accommodation Network

National Organization on Disability

National Rehabilitation Information Center for Independence