Resource Library

Here you’ll find our ever-growing user friendly resources, guides, and toolkits to help older adults and people with disabilities exercise their Right to Make Choices.  The material is divided into subjects like Guardianship, Education, and Health Care.  If you know of a good resource, please share it!

If you have any questions or want to discuss these resources or anything on your mind, please join us in Supported Decision-Making Interactive!

If you’re looking for research or journal articles, please see our Research Library

Guardianship and Alternatives
Supported Decision-Making Forms
For Everyone
For Older Adults
Education and Transition Planning
Health Care and Life Planning
For Everyone
For Children with Disabilities
Transition and Adulthood
Older Adults

Guardianship and Alternatives

Supported Decision-Making Forms

Supported Decision-Making Model Agreements
Supported Decision Making Brainstorming Guide

For Everyone

NEW Resource for Parents: "Supported Decision Making Teams: Setting the Wheels in Motion."
Alternatives To Guardianship Videos Created by the Center for Family Involvement
Guardianship and Alternatives for Decision-Making Support
Beyond Guardianship: Supported Decision- Making by Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Restoration of a Ward's Capacity in a Guardianship
Legal Capacity and Supported Decision Making
Legal Capacity, Personhood, and Supported Decision Making
Supported Decision-Making Kit

For Older Adults

Alternatives to Guardianship and Conservatorship for Adults in Iowa
Alternatives to Guardianship
Guardianship for the Elderly:  Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Seniors with Reduced Capacity
Facts About Law and the Elderly

Education and Transition Planning

Understanding My IEP
District of Columbia Schools Supported Decision-Making Agreement
District of Columbia Schools Supported Decision-Making Questions and Answers
Person Centered Planning: A Tool for Transition
Building a Bridge: A Resource Manual for High School Students
Postsecondary Education: Formal education or training beyond high school
The Journey Continues with Educated Transition Choices: Standard and Career Readiness Graduation Options
Person-Centered Planning: A Tool for Transition

Health Care and Life Planning

For Everyone

My Family Health Portrait
Person Centered Planning: Look Back, Plan Forward
Examples of Person Centered Planning

For Children with Disabilities

Person Centered Planning
Person Centered Planning - ND Center for Persons with Disabilities

Transition and Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood: A Health Care Guide for Youth and Families
Sexuality and Disability: A Guide for Parents

Older Adults

Living and Dying with Dignity - The best practice guide to end-of-life care for people with a learning disability
Advance Directives: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney
Legal Documents You Need Now!
Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia: Opportunities and Challenges
Alzheimer’s Association’s Lotsa Helping Hands