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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

NSW CID on supported and substitute decision making

Supported decision making YES! But what role for substitute decision-making?
NSW Council on Intellectual Disability (blog), 25th June 2015
NSWCID strongly supports the movement in recent decades towards maximum control by people with intellectual disability over their own lives.

Far too often, decisions have been made for people with intellectual disability rather than people being offered any support that they need to make their own decisions. Where decisions have been made for people, too often they have been overprotective and not taken enough account of the person’s views ...

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