Supported decision making is about being able to make your own decisions with the right support.
Make Decisions Real is a 3-year ILC project that aims to help people with intellectual disability and their supporters through the development of tools and training that will:
- increase their knowledge and skills around decision making and decision supporting,
- improve their confidence to make and support decisions,
- increase opportunities for decision making and self-advocacy, and
- lead to greater choice, autonomy and independence.
As part of Make Decisions Real, Inclusion Australia is running workshops for people with intellectual disability and their decision supporters to learn about supported decision making.
The workshops have been co-designed by people with intellectual disability via our Project Steering Group, and will be presented by Inclusion Australia Peer Workers Brooke and Lorraine. They will be packed full of useful information, fun practical activities, and lived experience stories of supported decision making.
There will be 5 workshops held between November 2021 and March 2022. Each workshop happens over 2 days, on a Tuesday and Wednesday.
3 workshops will be held online via Zoom and are open to anyone in Australia, and 2 face-to-face workshops will be held in Perth WA.
- Face-to-face workshops will have morning tea, lunch and coffee & tea provided, and an Auslan interpreter (if required).
- The online workshops will have an Auslan interpreter and live closed captions.
Queries can be emailed to Emma Softly, Make Decisions Real Project Coordinator: [email protected]