Community News: Supported Decision Making Hui

Community News: Supported Decision Making Hui

March 3, 2016

This April Auckland Disability Law is hosting a national conversation hui about supported decision making (SDM). 

One aspect of the Commission’s current work is focused on promoting the use of SDM. Supported decision-making is a model for supporting people with cognitive disabilities to make important decisions in their lives and helps to ensure disabled people have equal rights to make choices. 

Hui topics include: 

  • What SDM is and why it is important 
  • SDM as a human right and Article 12 of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) 
  • What is happening in New Zealand about SDM 
  • Legal processes around SDM 
  • People’s right to make their own decisions and what it takes to make SDM work for people 
  • Practical publications and resources available to help facilitate SDM. 

The hui is being supported by the Commission, the Office of Disability Issues and the Ministry of Social Development. 

Registration for the Auckland hui on 21 and 22 April open in the first week of March. Anyone with an interest in supported decision-making is welcome to attend. 

To register your interest and inform Auckland Disability Law of any accessibility requirements, email [email protected].

Dig Deeper:

You can read the rest of the March edition of the Turangawaewae newsletter here.


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