Self direction is the opportunity to have control over your decisions to determine the course of your own life. For people with disability this includes directing how they are supported and by whom. This resource page provides examples of people managing their own supports, hiring their own staff and shaping their own futures.
A manual on how to take control and shape the life and supports you want, by Homes West service in Brisbane. Homes West was formed by families and works with families to support people with a disability to establish and to live in a home of their own and to be included as active and valued members in their local community. (PDF)
A website with templates to get to the detail of what really matters to a person with disability, to make positive plans for their life. The templates give structure to conversations around care and support planning, as well as to improve understanding, communication and relationships. (Opens in a new window)
Despite training and working with your support team, if things aren't working out, you might have to end their employment. In this video, parent Sheree Henley talks about the reasons you might need to end the employment of a support team member, and what to do. (Opens in YouTube)
Does free choice result in good outcomes all the time? The issue of choice is a dilemma. In this video of a 2016 conference presentation, SRV trainer and consultant John Armstrong explores how we can help people learn about choice and consequence to make informed decisions. (Opens in YouTube)