What is the LifeCourse Decision-Making Supports Tool? | Tennessee Center for Decision-Making Support

What is the LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports tool?

The LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool* helps you explore areas of your life where you may need help with making decisions. The tool below is a way to decide how much support you need for making and communicating decisions. These are no right or wrong answers.

The LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool will ask questions about you and your life. For each question, choose the right amount of decision-making support you need. It may be helpful to invite someone you trust or someone in your circle of support to help you complete the tool.

The LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool has three levels of decision-making support for each type of decision:

“I can decide with no extra support”
“I need support with my decision”
“I need someone to decide for me”

Your answers can help you determine which level of support best fits your needs. You might need a lot of support for some decisions and no support for others. Everyone’s needs are different.

Click below to use the the LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool for Exploring Decision-Making Supports. Download and save the tool to your computer before filling it out. Or print out the form to complete. If you start filling out the form without saving it or printing it, your answers may not be saved.

Once you have used the LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool, you will have a better idea of the decision-making supports that are best for you.

You are now ready to click on the resource page below and start exploring different decision-making supports. For example, if you selected “I need some support” most often in the healthy living section of the LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool, then you’ll want to start by exploring the “I need some support” section of the resource page.

Resources page

If you need more information about supported decision-making (SDM) click below.

*The LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool was developed by the Charting the LifeCourse Nexus (©2020 Curators of the University of Missouri, UMKC IHD, UCEDD).

Once you decide the amount of decision-making help you need, you are ready to see more helpful resources.

The Resource page on this website has information about the different types of support based on your LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool answers.

Keep in mind as you explore the Resource page that decision-making supports exist at every level. Please explore the different areas to make sure you have all the information you need. The results from completing the LifeCourse Exploring Decision-Making Supports Tool is a great place to start.

If you need more information about supported decision-making (SDM) click below.