Diversity, dignity, equity and best practice: a framework for supported decision-making

The Disability Royal Commission has published a report about supported decision-making for people with cognitive disability.

Cognitive disability refers to intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, mental health conditions or dementia.

The researchers who wrote the report reviewed lots of documents about supported decision-making. They also talked to 77 people including:

  • people with cognitive disability

  • advocates

  • family members

  • service providers.

Supported decision-making means that a person with cognitive disability is supported to make their own decision by a ‘supporter’.