How do I set up supported decision-making?
SDM can be written into your teen’s Individualized Program Plan (IPP) or Individual Transition Plan (ITP) as a goal, or added to the notes section. Starting the planning process early will give them a chance to begin choosing their team and practice SDM before they become an adult. Once the team is established, either a formal or informal agreement can be put into place to list the individual’s wants, needs, and goals, as well as the role each member is assigned.
For more information, check out our article Supported-Decision Making and Conservatorships 101.