Down Syndrome Australia resources
Supported decision making
This resource explains what supported decision making is, why it is important, and how to make it happen. The Guide can be accessed here
Resources from other organisations
Voting and disability
The Australian Electoral Commission have developed information for people with a disability about enrolling to vote. This is available at AEC - Information for people with disability.
Easy English guides are also available at AEC - Easy English guides.
Information about consent and decision making is available at Capacity Australia - About Decision Making Capacity.
The RACGP have an article on the capacity to consent to treatment. This is available at RACGP - Capacity to consent to treatment.
Case study – Jenny Hatch (USA)
Talk – When Young Adults Turn 18: Considerations for Supported Decision-Making
Elizabeth Hecht gave this talk about supported-decision making for young adults at the 2017 Down Syndrome Day with the Experts at the Waisman Center (USA). You can find more talks at the Waisman Center website.