What is the My Rights Matter Project?
My Rights Matter is a project about supported decision making.
My Rights Matter will run for 2 years.
The project will help people
- Learn about the rights of people with disability
- Make new decisions in their life
- Engage with supports to achieve what they want.
Why is supported decision making important?
Everyone needs support to make decisions.
Decisions can be small or big, easy or hard.
This depends on the person who makes the decision, the decision that needs to be made and what else is happening in their life.
The support can be for long-term goals and everyday choices.
The support is about what people want, what people need and choose for their own life.
Supported decision making is important because it is about putting the person and their will and preference at the centre of decision making.
Supported decision making resources
Manage your money
A guide to budgeting and saving money. Includes useful worksheets to help you plan.
Our position statement on supported decision making
People with intellectual disability have the right to make their own decisions. Read our position statement.
Supported decision making stories
Angus – working towards goals
I like to go to TAFE because I want to practice reading and writing and get more skills.