The Canadian experience provides useful lessons about the underlying principles, structure, and approach of SDM as an alternative to guardianship and other substituted decision-making methods. For instance, 2005 Yukon legislation gives individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities the right to enter into a supported decision-making agreement. In British Columbia, an individual with a disability may enter into a representation agreement with a support network.
On March 26, 2014 a panel of experts from Canada will share lessons learned from using SDM to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities make their own decisions and order their own lives to the maximum of their capabilities.
Lessons Learned from the Canadian Experience: Supported Decision-Making Models Presentation
Lessons Learned from the Canadian Experience: Supported Decision-Making Models Handouts
March 26, 2014 Webinar Transcript