Make Decisions Real is a national project led by people with an intellectual disability who are developing training and helpful information for people with disabilities and families about making decisions.
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.
Our Make Decisions Real project aims to:
- increase the knowledge and skills of people with an intellectual disability and the people who support them about making decisons
- increase peoples’ confidence in making their own decisions
- give people greater choice, opportunities and independence.
Make Decisions Real is a 3-year project. It is funded by a National Disability Insurance Agency Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) grant and will run until 2023.
What we are doing
- Evaluating existing supported decision-making resources across Australia
- Co-designing resources and workshops with people with an intellectual disability
- Making videos about people with an intellectual disability doing supported decision making
- Online and face-face workshops about supported decision making for and by people with an intellectual disability.