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Become a SDM Champion

We hope you have learned about Supported Decision Making. Spreading the word can help Kansans you know become more self-determined. Below are some more resources. These resources can help you become an SDM champion. Learn more!

Tools for Self-Advocates and Family Members

KU Center on Developmental Disabilities Supported Decision Making page

  • This page has short videos from Kansans who use Supported Decision Making. They offer tips and advice for using Supported Decision Making.

Sample Supported Decision Making Agreement (SDMA) Forms

  • Look at sample SDMA forms to learn more about ways people use Supported Decision Making. 

Tools for Educators

I'm Determined Resources

  • Virginia I'm Determined resource has videos, guides, case studies, and more.

Planning for Independence

  • ABLE South Carolina created a tool to make it easy to assess students' need for opportunities to gain independence. It includes classroom strategies for providing these options.

Tools for Attorneys

Alternatives to Guardianship Tools for Attorneys

  • ABA Commission on Law on Aging presentation on steps attorneys can use to incorporate alternatives to guardianship in their practice


  • The PRACTICAL Tool aims to help lawyers identify and implement decision-making options for persons with disabilities that are less restrictive than guardianship.

Request a Speaker

Want to learn more? We would love to bring a SDM presentation to you. The presentation includes a panel of self-advocates who use supported decision making along with other supported decision making experts. We can speak to your group of people with disabilities, attorneys, physicians, educators, etc.

Join the Coalition

Let us know if you, or your organization, business, or transition council, are interested in joining the coalition.