Studies show your brain makes around 35,000 decisions a day. At least 2,100 times an hour, you’re making choices on what to eat, wear, purchase, and more. At Gabriel Homes, we believe everyone, including adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, should have their voices heard in making decisions. The key to our residents’ success is in supported decision making, the idea that your most trusted family and friends can help you make the strongest decisions possible. 

Imagine life as a series of choices. Sometimes you find yourself on top of the world, and other times you make mistakes along the way. Even adults ask for advice from their doctors or lawyers. People with disabilities have the same team of supporters who can guide them into making decisions that meet what they want. 

Gabriel Homes trusts that those with disabilities can take the leading making decisions using the “dignity of risk.” Put simply, everybody deserves the chance to make mistakes and learn from them. Residents have the freedom to learn and grow at Gabriel Homes so they can become stronger decision makers on their own. 

"Equality and Dignity for All" - ARC

People of all abilities deserve equal chances to make informed choices and learn from missteps. When you use supported decision making in your life, you can become more empowered when you make your next choice. Learn more about building stronger support systems by visiting 

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