Supported Decision Making
Posted on August 4, 2022, by GAPMP
Learn about GA’s new youth led Supported Decision Making Project; I DECIDE. Hear from two Georgia students about how they want to be supported to DECIDE their future
|Dana Lloyd has been engaged in advocacy with people experiencing injustice on both a personal and professional level for over two decades. Dana currently serves as director of the Developmental Disabilities program at the Georgia Advocacy Office and leads Georgia’s supported decision-making and being a state team lead for the Center on Youth Voice Youth Choice, a national youth led Supported Decision-Making Project.
|Derek is 21-years old, lives in Albany, Georgia and attends Lee County High School. He is a self-advocate and artist who enjoys food, graphic design, painting, drawing, and playing video games. Derek believes that a picture can say a lot. He has used his love of art to help spread the message of equality around the rights of people with disabilities.
Joe is 21 and attends high school in White County, GA. Being born and raised in the mountains of northeast GA, he enjoys the great outdoors and is a big fan of the Grateful Dead. Joe decided to become a Youth Ambassador to show others with significant disabilities how he uses supported decision-making to direct and control his life.