"I don’t have to be the smartest person in the world when I know I can get decision-making support from the smartest people in my world."
Otto Lana
Otto Lana
Youth Ambassador, California

Team Lead Contact Information

Will Leiner
Managing Attorney
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Meet our Ambassadors

The logo for the Center for Youth Voice and Youth Choice. It has two interlocking circles with symbols inside them representing the organization's core missionsSupported Decision-Making (SDM) Planning The California State Team is working on three big priorities to implement California’s new SDM law:
  1. We want to work with our local education partners to make SDM part of the transition planning process and to create opportunities for students to play a lead role on their IEP teams from the earliest ages.
  2. We want to expand access to communication supports because communication is the foundation of SDM and everyone has a right to be heard and understood.
  3. We want to develop a public awareness campaign for youth and their families about supported decision-making and what it looks like when people use SDM to live their life, their way.


SDM Resources


Other SDM Resources

  • Coming soon!

California State Team Organizations