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This resource is comprised of five webinars that describe the communication supports people may need to communicate about choices and decisions that matter to them.

It addresses Article 12 in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD).  Recognition that people with disabilities enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis is at the core of Article 12.  Article 12 clarifies that this requires that people have access to the supports they may need to make decisions.

The resource is based on CDAC’s interpretation of Article 12 and the supports that people who have speech, language, communication and/or cognitive disabilities may need to empower them to exercise their legal capacity to control and make decisions that affect their lives. 

People who have disabilities that affect communication may need strategies, tools and assistance in one or more areas of:

  • understanding information
  • expressing preferences and decisions
  • making decisions.

People may require these supports whether they make a decision independently, with assistance from other people or whether they rely on another person to make a decision on their behalf.

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