Everyone has the right to participate in decision-making.
People with cognitive disabilities, particularly those with intellectual disabilities or acquired brain injury, are likely to need support to make some decisions about their lives.
This resource has been designed for supporters of people with intellectual disabilities and people with acquired brain injury. Supporters include frontline managers, disability support workers, team leaders, clinicians, friends, spouses, parents, and other family members. It can also be used by case coordinators, case managers, local area coordinators and ability linkers.
If you support a person with intellectual disability or acquired brain injury, this resource will be useful for you.
By the completion of this resource you will be able to:
Reflect upon how you support people with cognitive disabilities to make decisions.
Describe the steps, principles and strategies in the La Trobe Support for Decision Making Practice Framework.
Apply your knowledge of the La Trobe Support for Decision Making Framework to supporting a person with cognitive disability.