That adults with disabilities would be able to:
- Live meaningful lives in their own space.
- Get the care that they need and want without discrimination and feeling vulnerable.
- Direct their care seamlessly to meet their current needs.
- Supported decision-making for those that are non-verbal or unable to easily indicate their wishes.
Supported Decision Making Means ...
- They actively participate.
- Their views are sought and considered.
- They are surrounded by caring, knowledgeable, trustworthy people who can assist.
- Their needs are the primary consideration, not those of staff or agencies.
- The focus is on their abilities and wishes.
- Their choices and options are considered.
- Their tastes, preferences, motives, and ability to discriminate are taken seriously.
- Their risks, failures, and mistakes are recognized as learning opportunities.