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Supported Decision Making Framework

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Supported Decision Making Framework

March 2023

This is CID’s Supported Decision Making Framework.

Supported decision making means to help someone take steps to make more of their own decisions.

Supported decision making is about people with disability being at the centre of their own decisions.

People with intellectual disability can make more of their own decisions when they have the support and adjustments they need and want.

The Supported Decision Making principles are:

  • Everyone has the right to make decisions
  • Everyone has the right to take risks
  • Everyone has the right to support
  • Everyone should respect what a person decides

The supporter actions are the practical steps to implement the principles.

How to use it

This framework is for people with intellectual disability and for those who support them – their families, carers, friends; and professional supporters such as service providers.

This framework shows how people with intellectual disability should be supported when making decisions.

It can be used when talking about making decisions with people with intellectual disability.

More resources will be created to help you use our framework so that people with intellectual disability can make more of their own decisions every day.

Find out more at the My Rights Matter Hub.

See the Easy Read Supported Decision Making Framework.

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