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DDS Decision Making Rights for People with Disabilities

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Welcome to the DDS Decision Making Rights for People with Disabilities information and resources.  This information will provide you the best available resources to help you understand the law (Disability Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017), your rights, and how to utilize the information and forms you will need to navigate the system.  

The Law – Disability Services Reform Amendment Act of 2017 (DSRAA)
Starting May 5, 2018, the District has a new law named the Disability Services Reform Amendment Act. The law has three parts. Each part does one big thing.
1. Name a supporter for decision making. 
2. File a complaint about supports and services.
3. Make a life choice about civil commitment.

All three things are to improve the lives of people with disabilities who live, work and play in the District of Columbia.  Learn more>>

Top Resource Links: 
Supported Decision Making Agreement Form 
DSRAA Plain Language FAQs
Understanding Commitment
Training Decision Making Rights
Alternatives to Guardianship Star