Supported Decision Making Estate Planning

18 February 2021

People with an intellectual disability often rely on family, friends or advocates to provide safeguards around their quality of life and prevent bad things from happening, especially when they have difficulty communicating. 

In a video, taken from a webinar Safeguarding the Future: Margaret Duncan, a Principal Lawyer at Duncan Legal discusses the vital role wills, estate planning and supported decision making can play in providing an important safeguard for the future.

Margaret Duncan is a Principal Lawyer at Duncan Legal, in Camberwell, Victoria. She is the mother of three children. Through Margaret’s lived experience of raising a son with Autism, her sensitivity and dedication provide people with peace of mind. It is through this work that she enables people to feel relaxed and comfortable in making difficult decisions about death, illness, injury, and disability.

This video is part of the Talks That Matter Premium Video Collection.  A subscription (from $10) is required to view the paid videos but there are more than 100 free videos also available to watch under the Free Videos tab.

Talks That Matter was developed by the not-for-profit organisation, Belonging Matters, and is an ideal learning and teaching resource for people with a disability, families and support workers.