Supported Decision Making Resources

Decision Making Guide, – features useful resources about how to help people make informed decisions about their lives in a positive manner (by Down Syndrome Australia).

Living the life I want: A guide to help with planning –  developed with and for people with cognitive impairment and complex support needs to assist them to engage in making plans. (UNSW Sydney).

Being a planner with a person with disability and complex support needs: Planning Resource Kit – intended to provide guidance for engaging a person with complex support needs in planning, created for workers in planning or related roles. (UNSW Sydney).

Securing Their Future Update May 2018 – This booklet is written for parents, relatives or significant others in the lives of Victorians with a decision-making disability.

Finding the right NDIS supports – This resource includes videos showing young people with disability talking about the NDIS, along with links to blog posts and downloadable worksheets in a variety of formats that will help find the right supports (Youth Affairs Council Victoria).

Videos about Supported Decision Making – Independent Mental Health Advocacy have made new video resources for people with Mental Health disabilities.

Inclusive Research – Promotes and supports best practice in inclusive research by providing a review of the evidence and strategies that ensure end-users of services and policies are key in decision making (from Centre for Applied Disability Research).

Side by Side: A guide for people wanting support to make decisions – This guide contains step-by-step instructions, an easy English fact sheet, and the forms to appoint a medical support person and supportive attorney. Office of the Public Advocate, Vic, 2018).

Guide to supported decision making Nov 2017 – This guide takes readers through the various ways in which supported decision-making can occur in Victoria, taking account of all the legal possibilities, while also providing best-practice advice. Families and carers will learn to provides supported decision-making for the person to make their own decisions.

Supporting People with Cognitive Disability in Decision Making – Processes and Dilemmas 2015 – This report explores how to support people with cognitive disabilities in decision making based on literature review and exploratory study findings.

Supporting Decision Making: A quick reference guide for disability support worker (2012).