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Supported Decision-Making (SDM) Planning
Michigan’s Youth Ambassadors are working with the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council and the ARC Michigan who are both members of a statewide Supported Decision-Making Coalition. Michigan’s Supported Decision-Making Coalition (MSDMC) is made up of many organizations and individuals within the state that share the mission of decreasing the use of guardianships on our state in favor of using the many alternatives to support people in decision-making.
One of the Michigan Supported Decision-Making Youth Ambassadors attends MSDMC meetings along with other self-advocates, who maintain involvement in all the activities of the group. The objectives the youth are focusing their projects on include educating 1,000 people a year on less restrictive options and creating an on-going social media campaign about Supported Decision-Making and other alternative to guardianship, in partnership with MSDMC.
More information and resources on Supported Decision-Making in Michigan can be found on the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council website.