RI Supported Decision Making

It can be hard making decisions alone, whether or not you have a disability. These choices could be about where to live, where to work, how to spend your time during the day, how to spend your money, medicine, doctor’s visits or other things. Everyone is different. The way you get support might be right for you but wrong for someone else.

In Rhode Island, there is a procedure for an individual with a disability to designate one or more persons to assist with making important life decisions. Supported Decision Making (SDM) is an alternative to guardianship and provides a person the ability to retain their decision making rights while receiving supports to make decisions.

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Our Purpose

To help people understand their options and make an informed choice about Supported Decision-Making that meets their own personal needs.

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