Supported Decision-Making Planning Checklist
The following are steps you can review to guide you through the supported decision making-process.
Choose people you trust to help you make decisions.
Ask the people you choose to be your supporters.
Note: You can change your mind and say you do not want this person to support you whenever you want.
Think about what decisions you need help making.
Fill out and complete a written plan called a Supported Decision-Making Agreement. The forms can be found at the link below.
- Supported Decision-Making Agreement
- Authorization Form to Release Confidential Information Under a Supported Decision-Making Agreement
- Sample Acknowledgement (Disability Rights Texas)
When you need to make a decision and want help, call your supporters to help you. That is what they are there for.
Take the agreement and your supporters with you to the doctor, to school, when looking at places to live, etc. Supported decisionmaking lets you have some help, but remain as indepdendent as possible.