Health-care decision making for people with ID

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“My Health – My Decision” is part of a larger education initiative regarding informed consent and decision-making. The curriculum was developed by a team of people with disabilities and experts in supporting them. Key factors in the program include: introducing skills needed to help people with intellectual disabilities become more meaningfully involved in their healthcare decisions; co-presenting by people with disabilities and supporting staff/volunteers; paying co-trainers for their time and expertise; and making support staff and family members aware of the content prior to training. The complete training program is available for download. (posted December 10, 2012)


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