Why is supported decision making important?

Supported decision making is giving a person with affected decision making the tools and support they need to make a decision for themselves.

Key points

  • Supported decision making is an important part of choice and control for some people with disability
  • A support person should help with supported decision making by understanding what an individual wants to communicate
  • Family members, friends, health professionals, NDIS workers and Government organisations should all understand supported decision making
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