Supported Decision-Making

Welcome to Supported Decision-Making

Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is a way to aid the decision-making process. In SDM, the person who needs assistance chooses supporters they trust, and defines how they want help to be given and in what areas of their life. The supporters provide that assistance but the person retains final decision-making authority. It can be used as an alternative to guardianship to help promote the person’s self-determination and independence. This website is designed to serve as a resource for people who want to learn more about Supported Decision-Making in Indiana.