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The Minnesota Department of Human Services  has produced a series of YouTube videos, available to anyone, about supporting the rights of people …

Introduction to Supported Decision-Making Presentation Introduction to Supported Decision-Making Presentation Handouts April 30, 2014 Webinar Video April 30, 2014 Webinar Transcript April …

Justice, Rights and Inclusion for People with Intellectual Disability.pdf This report was conducted by five European countries to identify the situation regarding …

Key Elements of a System for Supported Decision-Making.pdf This paper explores which key elements are necessary to implement the principles under Art.12 …

Landmark Legal Battle as Woman With Down Syndrome Seeks to Live Independently Jenny Hatch, a 29 year-old woman is in a legal …

Latvia abolishes plenary guardianship (PDF) Latvian parliament adopted a new law which abolishes plenary guardianship. This means that the 2,334 people in …

This page describes a United Nations Convention on legal capacity and supported decisions making. Article 12 of the Convention recognizes that persons …

Reviews whether the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should be revised to eliminate the distinction between the legal …

Legal capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems (PDF) Author(s): Bach, Michael Publication Date: January 2006

Legal Capacity, Personhood, and Supported Decision Making Presentation Author(s): Bach, Michael Publication Date: January 2006

Legal Guardianship of Individuals Incapacitated by Mental Illness: Where Do We Draw the Line? (PDF) Argues for “the importance of establishing a …

Legal Regulations Relating to the Passive and Active Legal Capacity of Persons With Intellectual and Psychological Disabilities Defines “intellectual disability,” and examines the …

Heller_v._Doe.pdf Kentucky law lowered burden of proof in commitment proceedings and allowed other parties to speak. Majority (Kennedy) ruled that the statute …

The Canadian experience provides useful lessons about the underlying principles, structure, and approach of SDM as an alternative to guardianship and other …

This guide is the outcome of a two-year project in North Staffordshire (funded by the Big Lottery) in which Mencap and Keele …

This movie explores, demystifies, and offers an answer to the question of what deinstitutionalization looks like in Croatia. Contains a link to …

Author(s): Produced by the American Civil Liberties Union Publication Date: 2015

Matter of the State of New York v. Shannon S. (PDF) Court finds there was legally sufficient evidence to support the finding …

Messier, et al. v. Southbury Training School This Settlement Agreement outlined a plan of action to ensure that the class members received …

This Resource Guide was originally developed to support the MO Guardianship: Understanding Your Options & Alternatives training program. It is intended to …

This article examines the effect that two important legal and social policy developments are having on adult protection laws and practices in …

The Surgeon General’s “My Family Health Portrait” is an internet-based tool that makes it easy for you to record your family health …

Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities (“Quality Trust”) is pleased and proud to submit this Annual Report for the period from September …

Navigating the ‘Flashing Amber Lights’ of the Right to Legal Capacity in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons In …

The article discusses the background to the Olmstead decision, the decision itself, how the decision has been implemented into federal and state …

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