People with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) make many decisions.

These decisions affect every part of daily life, including buying things they need, managing a budget, and talking with doctors about health care.

It is very important to plan for how decisions are made and update this plan regularly.

This way, everyone can make the decisions they want.

The Arc’s Center for Future Planning has created free resources to help:

• Learn about decision-making options for people with IDD
• Understand the myths and limits of guardianship
• Learn how to make, review, and adjust a decision-making plan throughout a person’s life to maximize their ability to make their own decisions