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 (IDD) 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.