Supporting Youth to Adult Health Care Transition

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WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Supported Decision-Making booklet cover

Information about Supported Decision-Making and Alternatives to Guardianship Available from Youth Health Transition Partners

Franklin’s Story: Using Supported Decision-Making

Attorney and parent George from Western WI talks about how he concluded that he would not become Franklin’s guardian. He describes how together they developed a Supported Decision-Making Agreement.


For information about education regarding  Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making, contact


Closing the Gap: Guardianship & Supported Decision-Making: What Health Professionals Need to Know 

Audience: Healthcare providers

Length of course: 30-60 minutes

This module provides an overview of decision-making tools available to youth and young adults with special healthcare needs, with a primary focus on Supported Decision-Making and the role of the health professional in facilitating family decisions regarding tools to promote individual autonomy. Attendees will learn about tools and resources they can utilize in their practices for those youth and young adults that are approaching transition age and may need assistance with medical decision-making. This educational module can be customized to individual practices or systems based on their needs.