Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

Supported Decision-Making and Alternatives to Guardianship

Supported decision-making is an alternative to guardianship. It is a set of strategies to empower people with disabilities to make informed decisions about their lives. These strategies help people with disabilities to work together with their families, friends, or other supporters to make decisions. Their supporters help them to gather information, choose the best option, and communicate their decisions. Wisconsin legally recognizes supported decision-making agreements as a tool to support people with disabilities to make choices about their healthcare, housing, employment, and education.

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Health Transition Resources

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