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If people have become used to another person deciding for them (substitute decision making) they may say that they do not have any decisions that they would like to make. They may need time to become used to the possibility that they can be involved in deciding.
Explore the hopes and dreams of the person you are supporting. Is there a decision that could be made, to make even a small part of these hopes and dreams, into a reality?
You could also ask the person you are supporting about their day. What are they wearing? Who chose it? Other common decisions that most people would make in a day include food, how you spend your time or who you spend it with. Start a conversation about who decides these things? Does the person with the disability or does someone else decide for them? Would they make the same decision? Would they decide differently?
If other people make most decisions for you, you may stop deciding anything for yourself.
You may think that you have nothing to decide.
Everyone has decisions to make about things they would like.
You might have a hope about something in your life that could be different.
No matter how small your hope is, it is worth taking the time to explore it.
There may be a decision you can make to turn your hope into a reality.