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graphics MODULE A
graphics Self-Determination
graphics MODULE B
graphics Support Broker Roles
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graphics MODULE C
  Person-Centered Planning
graphics MODULE D
graphics Skill Set Needed
graphics MODULE E
graphics Ethics & Professionalism
graphics graphics1. Ethics &     Professionalism
graphics graphics2. Confidentiality
graphics graphics3. Conflict Resolution &       Negotiation
graphics MODULE F
graphics Resources

Section 1
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To identify the code of ETHICS and Professional Responsibilities Support Brokers and other providers must adhere to when delivering appropriate, needed and beneficial supports to participants in the My Voice, My Choice program option.


1. Identify key ethical components that guide the behavior and

    attitudes of the Support Broker.
2. Describe the potential impact on individuals with disabilities

    who are met with unethical behavior.
3. Identify circumstances that you might find disagreeable and

    brainstorm ways to handle delicate situations. There are no

    right or wrong answers.


As an advocate for people with disabilities, you are likely to face situations that push your professional and ethical boundaries. Circumstances will arise where someone will disagree with a choice your employer makes and consequently create a road block. You may be pressured to take sides as you mediate disagreements and attempt to find solutions. You are first and foremost an advocate for the adult with a disability; however, family and friends may be critical supports and their concerns should not be dismissed. Being a Support Broker requires professionalism, problem-solving, and mediation. The job also requires that you understand yourself and your boundaries. As a Support Broker, you may be asked to help facilitate an activity or lifestyle that goes against your value set. When these circumstances arise, you must honor the voice and choice of your employer while at the same time honor your own ethical standards. The ultimate goal is for the adult to live the life they chose with just the right amount of supports. That is what we all want. Your job is to help make that happen without crossing legal, ethical, and professional boundaries or alienating significant people. (This is a tough road to hoe, but well worth the endeavor.)


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Idaho Department of Health & Welfare
Center on Disabilities and Human Development