Make a decision with help.

No one should assume you do not have capacity to make a decision just because you live with a disability.

You have capacity to make a decision, if you can:​

  1. UNDERSTAND:  Know the meaning of what you are being asked about your personal information.
     

  2. KNOW:  Know what will happen if you agree or do not agree to provide your personal information.
     

  3. EXPRESS:  Let someone know with words or actions whether you agree or disagree with sharing your personal information with people who ask.

If understanding is difficult, you can still:

  1. Decide on as many parts of the decision as possible.
     

  2. Ask to use more aids, supports and accommodations to increase how much of the decision you can make.
     

  3. Allow a member of your family or your circle of support to make a decision on your behalf based on your past preferences.