EFFECTIVE DECISION MAKING SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH COGNITIVE DISABILITY

Grant number: LP150100391 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

This project aims to produce and test evidence-based education resources that boost the ability of supporters of people with cognitive disability to put the supported person’s own desires and values at the centre of decisions, as required by treaty obligations and best practice. The project aims to develop innovative education resources, and to then investigate the impact of the resources on the practices of decision-making supporters and the person being supported in a randomised control trial in three jurisdictions. The anticipated outcome is a demonstrably effective capacity-building tool, able to cater for all types of cognitive disabilities and the full spectrum of support contexts from..

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