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Make Decisions Real

Make Decisions Real is co-designed and led by people with an intellectual disability. It will help people with an intellectual disability and their supporters learn about supported decision making.  


Supported decision making is about helping people with a disability make their own decisions with the right support.  

There have been many supported decision making projects in Australia, but very few led by people with an intellectual disability.  

The Make Decisions Real project aims to:  

  • increase the knowledge and skills of people with an intellectual disability and their supporters about decision making  
  • increase peoples’ confidence in making their own decisions 
  • give people greater choice, opportunities and independence. 

Make Decisions Real is a 3-year project. It was funded by the NDIA through an Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant and will run until 2023.  

What we are doing 

  • Evaluating existing supported decision-making resources across Australia to identify gaps  
  • Co-designing supported decision-making resources and workshops with people with an intellectual disability  
  • Making videos about people with intellectual disability doing supported decision making 
  • “I make my own decisions” art competition for people with an intellectual disability to contribute artworks for the project’s resources 
  • Running online and face-face workshops about supported decision making for and by people with an intellectual disability.

Find out more 

We will publish updates about our workshops and resources here and on our Facebook page

To find out more email Emma Softly, MDR Project Coordinator at [email protected]

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