How to use this resource

Find out how to use the Service Provider resources and how they will help you in your role.

About the service provider resources and case study

There are two topic resources about:  

  • The right to effective support for decision making. 
  • Facilitating supported decision-making in behaviour support. 

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: 

  • Understand the right of people with disability to effective support for decision-making.
  • Understand how to facilitate supported decision-making when implementing behaviour support.  
  • Problem solve with the person and their supporters, support workers and practitioners when supporting decision-making during behaviour support.

If you are a support worker click here for information relevant to your role.

Case study: Lauren’s story

This resource is accompanied by a case study which provides a practical example of the resources in-action.

In this case study you are going to learn about the experience of supporting decision-making with Lauren. This story is told from the perspective of Sharon, Lauren’s service provider.

You’ll begin by meeting Lauren and learning about her background and current situation. Her story continues on the next pages.

Your task

  • Begin by downloading the worksheet on the first slide below.
  • Move through the interactive case study by using the left and right arrows at the bottom of the slide.
  • When prompted, open your worksheet and record your reflections.

Resources for people with disability 

You will find an Easy Read resources under the section I am a person with disability. It is designed for people with a behaviour support plan. The Easy Read resources provide similar information to this resource although in less detail.  

People with behaviour support plans can read the Easy Read material on their own or with support from someone else. The Easy Read material will also be available to download in this part of the website as part of your Practice Toolkit.