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Another way to describe control is being the boss.
Being in control of your life means that you are the boss of yourself.
Decision makers should tell people in their lives that they have the right to decide things for themselves.
Decision supporters should remind people with disability that they have a right to decide about the things that affect them.
By reminding them often you can strengthen this belief.
When you make decisions you are in control of your life.
This means that you are in charge.
The United Nations says all people have the right to decide the things that are important to them.
This includes people who have a disability.
You may need support to use your right to decide.
This is okay.
Use this web site to find out about support to decide.
Learn more about your right to decide by clicking here.
Remind the people in your life that you have the right to decide.
Talk to people you trust about the kinds of things you would like more control over.
Tell them how you would feel if you had more control.
Talk about the kinds of supports you might need to make this decision.
Have you ever had support to make a decision before?
If the answer is no then you may not know what support you need.
Ask people you trust to suggest what might be useful for you.