Supported Decision-Making: What Is It and What Do You Need to Know to Get Started?

We all make decisions every day. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) often seek guidance from trusted family and friends to help with making some daily and major life decisions. These decisions can range from making simple purchases to managing a budget to talking to a healthcare provider about medical care. Supported Decision-Making is a way people can make their own decisions and stay in charge of their lives, while receiving any help they need to do so.