Down Syndrome Australia resources
Supported decision making
This guide is coming soon.
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.