Section 4: Decision-Making Support


  • Do not assume that a person who has a communication disability requires support to make a decision.
  • A person has the right to choose to get assistance to make a decision.
  • Assistance to make a decision may be called supported decision-making, co-decision making, or shared decision making.
  • Assistance to make a decision does not have to be a legal arrangement.
  • Supported or assisted decisions making is legally recognized in some Canadian jurisdictions.