Action Plans > Making choices is hard: Supported Decision-Making and Alternatives to Guardianship Action Plan

Supported Decision-Making and Alternatives to Guardianship Action Plan

An individual is legally considered an adult at the age of 18. This is called age of majority. Before this happens, an individual and their family/care partner will need to decide on how to support the young adult’s self-determination. Supported decision-making refers to the many ways we all get assistance making decisions that affect our lives. Full or limited guardianship is appropriate when the young adult is unable to understand or make their own decision.

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Acronym Key: SDM = Supported Decision Making | IEP = Individualized Education Program

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