Stories | Tennessee Center for Decision-Making Support

Stories

Find out more about decision-making experiences from self-advocates and families in Tennessee. Discover the different decisions and levels of support that are right for individuals with various types of disabilities and backgrounds.

Jerry

Jerry

Jerry is 62 years old and has had an intellectual disability. Jerry’s younger sister, Jan, shares about the decision-making support her parents put in place for Jerry.

Lorri

Lorri

Lorri is a self-advocate with cerebral palsy. Lorri shares how her struggle to have a voice in the decisions for her life has led her to using supported decision-making.

Lina

Lina

Discover how the Sharp family encourages their 7 year old daughter with Down syndrome to practice making her own decisions.

Andrew

Andrew

Meet the Braach family and hear about how they are navigating decision making supports.

Steven II

Steven II

Steven’s family shares more about the initial level of support in place for him, and what decision-making experience has taught them over the years.

Scott

Scott

Scott is a 55 year old self-advocate. Scott shares how practice and family support has helped him develop decision-making skills through his adult life.

Princeton

Princeton

Princeton shares how he uses supported decision-making and the support of his family to make his own life decisions.

Angel

Angel

Angel is 19, is Deaf, and has autism. His family shares their story of how they support Angel in making decisions.