One strategy for promoting self-determination that is gaining speed is supported decision-making. This is the practice by which individuals with disabilities identify trusted supporters – family members, friends, or professionals – to assist in the decision-making process. This may be done formally, through written agreements, or informally. Supporters can answer questions, conduct research, frame choices, weigh options, and help communicate a decision. However, the individual himself retains the ultimate power to choose.
This strategy may seem a lot like something we all do – ask loved ones for help when making important decisions. And it is! But in the context of promoting more independent, fulfilling lives for individuals with disabilities, the impact can be profound.
True Link offers individuals the ability to choose what level of support is needed when using the True Link Card. Cards can be set up to provide a trusted supporter with read-only access, shared access, or full access to administrator controls.
This range of access allows individuals to get the right level of support for their unique situation. If things change, no problem. The support settings can change too.Get started