Tools & Resources

Here you can learn all about the tools and resources available on the site.

"The Right to Make Choices" The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making


ACLU: How to Make a Supported Decision Making Agreement

New guide to creating Supported Decision Making Agreements published by the ACLU.

This guide was created by Zoe Brennan-Krohn, while on a Ford Foundation Fellowship
with the Disability Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

Alternatives to Guardianship & Supported Decision-Making Webinar - Handouts

Please feel free to download a PDF copy of the PowerPoint slides that were used during the the April 11th webinar.  Also available for download are the Supported Decision-Making Overview and Designation Form that Lydia Paquette referenced in her presentation.

Archived Webinar: Alternatives to Guardianship: Supported Decision-Making

If you were unable to participate in our live webinar on April 11, 2016, there's hope!

An archived version of the training is available here: Although there is a slight issue with the syncing of the audio & video at the beginning, this resolves itself as the presentation progresses.

Presentation Handouts Available Here:

Supported Decision-Making Overview

Supported Decision-Making Designation Form

Once you have viewed this training, we encourage you to complete a brief evaluation:  Your feedback is greatly appreciated!

Brainstorming Guide: How Are We Already Using Supported Decision-Making?

Supported Decision-Making can sound like a new, foreign idea. But most families, people with disabilities, and advocates are already using supported decision-making, even if they don't call it that. In fact, most people without disabilities are also already using supported decision-making!

This tool can help people brainstorm ways that they are already using supported decision-making, and think about new ways supported decision-making could help the person with a disability learn to make her own safe, informed choices.

Designation of Supported Decision-Making Team Form

Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making Slides

Presentation by Bob Fleischner, July 2015

High School and Beyond: A Guide to Transition Services in Maine

An easily digestible Guide to all things Transition with contributions from: Maine Department of Education, Muskie School of Public Service, Maine Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services, Maine Office of Child and Family Services, Center for Community Inclusion, Disability Rights Maine, Composition 1206 LLC, Community Housing of Maine, Portland Public Schools, Maine Department of Labor, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Maine Office of Aging and Disability, Maine Parent Federation, and Students.

Visit the link to download or download directly from our page below.

SDM Info Card

Download the SDM Info Card below!  It is a quick explanation of SDM and easy to share.

Setting the Wheels in Motion

by Suzanne M. Francisco, Special Education and Disability Rights Advocate &  Jonathan G. Martinis, Esquire 

Supported Decision-Making and the Human Right of Legal Capacity

The Right to Make Choices: New Resource on Supported Decision-Making

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has issued a new guide to guardianship alternatives and Supported Decision-Making. Click here to download the Plain-Text version. A full introduction and the Easy Read Edition can be found on ASAN's website: