Maine’s Supported Decision-Making Coalition
The University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS) is a member of Maine’s Supported Decision-Making Coalition, led by Disability Rights Maine. As a Coalition partner, CCIDS supports the expanded use of Supported Decision-Making by older adults and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to exercise greater self-determination, and the reform of policy and practice to make Supported Decision-Making a universally accepted alternative to guardianship.
Supported Decision-Making is a method of developing decision-making skills by relying on a team of supporters to assist the individual with collecting information, processing information, and coming to an informed decision.
Blanck, P. and Martinis, J. (2015, March). The Right to Make Choices: The National Resource Center for Supported Decision‐Making (PDF). Inclusion, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 24-33. Retrieved online from http://supporteddecisionmaking.org/sites/default/files/inclusion_blanck_maritinis_2015.pdf
National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making State Grant to Disability Rights Maine
July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
Lydia Paquette, Esq.
Disability Rights Maine
24 Stone Street, Suite 204
Augusta, Maine 04330
207.626.2774 x210 (V/TTY)
Coalition Contact at CCIDS:
Alan Kurtz, Ph.D.
University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 242
Orono, ME 04469-5717
TTY users call Maine Relay 711
- Alpha One
- Consumer Council System of Maine
- Department of Health and Human Services Office of Aging and Disability Services
- Disability Rights Maine
- Maine Association for Community Service Providers
- Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
- Maine Developmental Services Oversight & Advisory Board
- Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program
- Maine Parent Federation
- Speaking Up For Us of Maine
- University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies