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Supported Decision-Making

October 17, 2019
4:00 pm
- 7:00 pm


Registration is required for this event

Courtyard Marriott Emory/Decatur

130 Clairemont Ave
Decatur, GA 30030 United States
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Hosted by:

Georgia Advocacy Office
(404) 885-1234
Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities
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Supported decision-making (SDM) allows people to obtain guidance and support without relinquishing their legal right to make personal choices about their lives. Using supported decision-making, a person with a disability selects a person or a team of trusted people to help understand, make, and communicate their decisions. The individual may rely heavily on their supporters when making choices, but the final decision ultimately remains within their control. Supported decision-making is a very flexible process; as the person gains experience, the areas in which they seek support and the people who they choose to support them may change. Many people need support when making healthcare decisions; this symposium offers an opportunity to explore the many ways supported decision-making can be used in this context.

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