Additional training

Training programs are suitable for anyone providing direct support for decision-making to people with disability, particularly family members and disability support workers.  Advocacy and Guardianship  DARU – free online training targeted at disability advocates to provide skills, knowledge and resources that promote a human rights approach to working with people with disabilityCourses – Disability Advocacy… Continue reading Additional training

Principles to guide supported decision making in behaviour support

The important principles that guide practice Supported decision-making is built on important principles that guide practice. Facilitators should acknowledge and uphold: The person’s decision-making capacity – decision-making capacity is not something directly connected to their ability or disability but rather related to their experience and the quality of their relationships; the person has decision supporters… Continue reading Principles to guide supported decision making in behaviour support

Practice toolkit

Supported decision-making in behaviour support INFORMATION SHEETS: Summary fact sheet: effective supported decision makingA downloadable PDF of key points.  PROCESS GUIDE:  Facilitator’s check list: Preparing for supported decision-makingA summary of the actions and tools facilitators can use when facilitating supported decision-making.   PRACTICE TOOLS:  Conversation Cards Conversation Cards – Supporter guideCan be used as visual communication… Continue reading Practice toolkit

Further learning

Reading and information Advocacy and Guardianship Where can I find out more about advocacy and guardianship in Australia? ACT   ACT Public Trustee and Guardian   02 6207 9800  NSW    NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal Guardianship Division   Various supported decision-making resources for people with a disability  1300 006 228 and press 2   13 14 50 (interpreter… Continue reading Further learning

The person’s right to effective support for decision making

Rights of people with disability Watch the video on the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities. This resource will help guide your practice when facilitating supported decision-making principles and strategies in behaviour support.  You play a key role in empowering people with disability to exercise their rights in accordance with the UN… Continue reading The person’s right to effective support for decision making

How to use this resource

About the service provider resources and case study There are two topic resources about:   The topics can be read in order, but you can move between topic resources as needed.  These resources and case study will help you to:  Case study: Lauren’s story This resource is accompanied by a case study which provides a practical example… Continue reading How to use this resource