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.