Supported Decision-Making New York

Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY) is a 5-year project funded by the New York State Developmental Disability Planning Council (DDPC) to educate a wide variety of stakeholders about supported decision making (SDM) and, through two pilot projects, to demonstrate how SDM can be used as an alternative to guardianship for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD).

SDMNY is based on the belief that all persons have the right to make their own decisions and to the supports that make that possible (Our Approach). SDMNY is made up of four partner organizations (Our Partners), has a staff that is located at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City (Our Staff), an impressive Advisory Council representing a wide variety of stakeholders and stakeholder organizations (Our Advisors),  and is collaborating with relevant institutions and organizations to promote the use of SDM (Our Collaborators).

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Catherine James