Disability Rights Texas can help people with disabilities create sustained decision-making agreements or provide resources for individuals to create one. Dawn is 39 years old and has a mental disability. She lives on her own. She and her mother Belinda have a sustained decision-making agreement. Read more Sustained Decision Making: Dawn and Belinda Any adult can be a supporter. In general, it is a family member or friend. The adult with a disability must choose who is to support. The person should choose someone they trust. A sustained decision-making agreement is based on trust. An adult with a disability cannot be informed of the person he or she must choose as a supporter. Read on to learn more about legally assisted decision-making agreements for adult children and for advice on how to help your child make decisions at any age, with or without legal consent. The person and supporter complete a valid decision form and sign it and, in accordance with the law, have the person testify or certify notarial.

In the Texas Estates Code, there is a form for a supported decision agreement. There is also a simplified form presented on this site. Both are final. The form you are using should not be exactly like these two forms, but it must have all the same information. The simplified version of this site has been verified by Disability Rights Texas, the representation of legal protection and state interests. Children with disabilities or special health care often find other people who make decisions for them: where they will live, what therapies they will receive and even what they will eat. But the ability to make the smallest of these decisions for himself (what we sometimes call self-determination) helps your child move towards independence. You can pass on a copy of the agreement to the people (and organizations) that will affect it: your child`s bank, school, doctors, health insurance representative or anyone else who needs to know that you are helping your child make these decisions. Either you or your child can terminate this agreement at any time by tearing it up and telling people who have received copies of the agreement that it is broken.

Every child has different needs, and there are different ways to work with your child to make important life choices and even everyday choices. Just because your child is 18 doesn`t mean you stop being a parent. You know what kind of help your child needs. If your adult child wants your help with health care or school, they may also be required to sign validation forms. You can download a medical validation form or get a doctor or therapist. You can get a school leave form from your child`s school counselor. There are three parts of a sustained decision-making process: sustained decision-making is „a process of supporting and housing an adult with a disability to enable the adult to make life choices, including choices related to the adult`s place of residence, services, supports and medical services that the adult wishes to receive, with whom the adult wishes to live and where the adult wishes to work. without impeding adult self-determination. [1. Texas Estates Code No. 1357.002 (3).] Timberly is an 18-year-old who is about to graduate.

Most parents are told that they should have guardianship over their disabled child if they are 18 years old. But Timberly`s mother, Tonya, wanted her daughter to become more independent. And then they learned that they supported decision-making. Read more Sustained Decision Process: Timberly and Tonya Sustained decision-making allows individuals to make their own decisions and stay accountable for their lives, while receiving the help and support they need. All human beings need and use help to make important life decisions. Even if a person with a disability needs additional help to make important decisions