INCLUDE is an initiative to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and the involvement of law students in the disability rights movement. The project includes pro bono clinics targeting parents of students with disabilities in transition to adulthood, counseling them on supported decision making (SDM) and other alternatives to guardianship. Additional work includes a study of the implementation of SDM in Texas, which was enacted by the Texas Legislature in 2015 and is the first statute of its kind in the United States. The project team consults with attorneys, advocates, and researchers across the country, including with Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute on a study of the role of SDM on individual well-being.
INCLUDE is supported, in part, with generous funding from the Texas Center for Disability Studies at The University of Texas in Austin.