The following resources are useful to facilitate entry into a formally supported decision-making process. How can you do this without guardianship? We can help. Download the guide and toolkit below. These will help you think about and adopt your own support agreement, which will allow for the support and protectors that families need without going to court and imposing guardianship restrictions. Supported Decision Making (SDM) allows people to get advice and support without giving up their legal right to make decisions about their lives. Through assisted decision-making, a person with a disability chooses a trusted person or team of people to understand, make and communicate their decisions. The person can rely heavily on their supporters to make decisions, but the decisions ultimately remain under their control.