The Arc Tennessee Advocates for Supported Decision Making Legislation

The Arc Tennessee is advocating for passage of SB264, The Supported Decision Making Act.  This bill makes supported decision making a legally recognized option for adults with disabilities.  Under a supported decision making agreement, an individual with a disability maintains all legal decision-making rights and receives help in making decisions from a trusted person.  It is an extension of the “least restrictive alternative” principle that guided the movement from segregation to inclusion in education, housing, and workplaces.  More information can be found in The Arc of Tennessee’s action alert.