Decision Making Possibilities
With the right support, we can all make decisions.
The NDIA promotes choice and control as a central tenet of the NDIS. Having choice and control means your decisions are heard and respected. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability explains the rights of people with disability to be recognised as equal under the law.
Supported decision making is where people who have disability get support to make their own decisions. Decisions happen in relationships. Remember back to the last time you made an important decision – did you talk with friends, family or someone else to help you decide?
People who communicate using gestures, facial expressions, or augmentative and alternative communication are sometimes not given the same opportunity to have a say about what is important to them and what they want to do in their life. The Decision Making Possibilities project is an adventure in what it takes to provide people with the support they need to make decisions.
Decision Making Possibilities is a three-year joint project between WA’s Individualised Services, Mamre, Sotica and Decision Agency funded by an Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Grant through the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. The project aims to develop the collective capability of 12 Decision Makers in Brisbane and 12 Decision Makers in Perth to make decisions about their own lives and communicate what good support for decision making looks like to them to their important people.
Check out our previous blogs for more information and what's happened so far in the Decision Making Possibilities Project.