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Talk about some decisions you could get started on.
Some suggestions could include:
Make sure that 'practise' decisions are interesting and relevant to the decision maker.
Remember that decisions and choices are not the same.
Think about their hopes and goals. What kinds of decisions do they need to learn to make to get the life that they want?
Remember, small decisions can also be important to the well being of the decision maker, or how they feel about themselves. Decisions about clothes and how you look is a good example of a small decision that can have a big impact on how you feel about yourself.
Decision supporters should recognsie that making and learning from mistakes is an important part of learning new skills. There may be times when a decision maker wants to make a decision that you do not agree with. You must remember that people with disabilty have the same right to make mistakes as a person that does not have a disabilty. Read Principals for decision supporters.
Part of the decision support role may be to talk about possible risks, or to find ways to reduce risk. You can read more about safe risk by clicking here.
Decision making is a skill that gets better with practise.
Small decisions have only a few options.
They do not have big risks.
Practise will help you be ready to make big decisions.
You may like someone to practise with.
This person is called your decision supporter.
When you practise you will get some decisions right.
Other decisions may not turn out the way you plan.
This is okay.
Making mistakes is how you learn.