Supported Decision Making

Tuesday, 23 November 2021 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Online Event


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Do you feel confident in your skills as a decision supporter?

Do you know how to build the decision making ability of the person you support?

What is this webinar about?

As we progress into adulthood we will have been given many opportunities to develop our skills and knowledge to make small and big decisions. It is quite natural to seek advice, ideas or information from others. Yet people with intellectual disability and Autism have often not had the same opportunities to make decisions and develop the skills and knowledge to shape their own lives. Constantly, their lives are directed by others.
The concept of supported decision making draws on our typical experiences of decision making and seeking support, and applies this in ways which helps a person with intellectual disability or Autism to make more decisions for themselves. Supported decision making is a practical way to make sure a person with a disability is at the centre of making their own decisions, build their skills and confidence and assist those around them to listen and support them. Support is provided by someone the person trusts, for example a family member, friend, or someone else chosen by the person. 

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is specifically aimed at those that support people with mild to moderate intellectual disability. However, everyone is welcome.