Media Coverage

Explore media coverage on Supported Decision-Making (SDM), SDM4FL, our coalition members, and our efforts to pass an SDM Law in Florida.

A man with autism lost his right to vote or buy a home. He’s fighting to reclaim them

Miami Herald, August 27, 2020 

Read about how our coalition member, Tyler Borjas, fought to get his rights back.


Front page story of the Miami Herald. The headline reads, "'I want to make my own decisions.' Autistic man fights to regain rights." The story includes an image of Tyler Borjas wearing a white panama hat and a floral shirt.

Autism resulted in his rights being stripped away. He just won them back.

Miami Herald, November 11, 2020 

Read about how our coalition member, Tyler Borjas, had his rights restored using Supported Decision-Making.


Front page image of the Miami Herald on November 11, 2020. The headline is "Man with autism takes rare route to get his rights back." A picture of Tyler Borjas and his mother Kelly Bain hugging. Kelly is holding their dog, a cream colored chihuahua named Tito.

The Family Cafe Disability Hour Podcast, March 8, 2021 

Listen to our SDM4FL Co-Chairs and Disability Rights Florida's Director of Public Policy speak about the Supported Decision-Making Bill.

Image of The Family Cafe Logo, a cartoon of a plump man with a red apron and red chef hat. To the left of the logo is the title of the podcast "Episode 6: Supported Decision Making with I Decide Florida". Beneath the title is the image of an audio wave in black and white.

El Sentinel Orlando, April 16, 2021

Luchan para que la “toma de decisiones con apoyo” sea una alternativa a la ley de tutelaje en Florida

Read about how our coalition member Sofia Causa uses Supported Decision-Making.


Vice, July 8, 2021

The Horror of an Unwanted Conservatorship, According to People Who Lived It

Read about our Co-Chair Michael Lincoln-McCreight's journey from being under guardianship to Co-Chairing SDM4FL and advocating for an SDM Law for Florida. 

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WPTV News Channel 5, March 25, 2021

Port St. Lucie man becomes champion for disability rights after winning landmark case

Watch our Co-Chairs speak about the bill. Learn how Mike's story motivated him to lead this coalition.

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You First Podcast, March 15, 2021

Listen to our SDM4FL Co-Chairs  speak about the Supported Decision-Making (SDM) Bill. Self-Advocate Tyler Burns joins them to share how he uses SDM.