Supported Decision Making – Season 2, Espisode 1

In Episode one, we are hearing from Dr. Jo Watson who will tell us about her research in to Supported Decision Making for People who communicate n unconventional ways or have severe or profound intellectual disabilities. We will also hear from Gloria and Michael who live Supported Decision Making everyday.

Dr. Jo is a lecturer in Deakin University’s Disability And Inclusion. You can find out more about Dr. Jo research in her recent IDA Magazine article(opens in new window), her PhD thesis(opens in new window), her recent paper on supporter attitudes(opens in new window) and in her Ted Talk(opens in new window). You can also tweet her

Produced by Sophia Tipping, Buffy Gorrilla & Hilary Johnson with thanks to the Living with Disability Research Centre.

This podcast was recorded on the unceded lands of the aboriginal peoples of Australia. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Reviews from this podcast:

My mother thought it was great. She loved hearing Jo’s narrative and was inspired by it.
My husband was very impressed with the quality of the production when he listened to it. He thought it was on a par with “The Naked Scientist”(one of his favourite podcasts).

I’ve just listened to the Supported Decision making podcast- well done- it was great- really interesting and very professionally dome – music and everything! I loved the format- I really enjoyed it and am super impressed! Gold stars all round