Uniting for Change believes in self-determination and the power of making your own decisions. Supported Decision-Making, an alternative to guardianship, is the process of appointing trusted people to help you make your own choices.
Rita Young interviews Darien Todd about SDM on Real Talk with Rita, asking questions about how SDM works and how people with disabilities can be supported using SDM as an alternative to legal guardianship or other more restrictive practices.
We encourage all Georgians with disabilities to influence change and speak out by exercising their right to vote. As self-advocates, it is important that we communicate what support we need in order to participate in the voting process. Please visit our voting resource page for more voting resources.
know your rights
In order to advocate for what you want, it is important to first know your human rights. These are your rights all the time and they follow you wherever you go. Check out the video above of the U4C Leadership Collective explaining the human rights of people with disabilities.
Uniting for Change created a short video that highlights the role of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) in the lives of people with disabilities. We rely on quality DSPs to support us to have access to the good things in life, like employment opportunities, meaningful relationships, quality health care, and true belonging in our communities. We are advocating with and on behalf of DSPs across Georgia for a pay increase that matches the invaluable service they provide.