Supportive Decision Making Conference

January 22, 2022 – Virtually 9:00am-4pm

Study after study has shown that when people with physical, medical, and/or mental health support needs, have more control over their life and make more decisions for themselves – when they have more self-determination – they have better lives. People who are more self-determined are more likely to live independently, work, be integrated into their communities, and avoid abuse. This conference will introduce the theory and practice of Supported Decision Making (SDM), explain roles within SDM, as well as an overview of resources and of what it can look like in Education, Employment, Independent Living, Health Care and In-dependent Living.

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Martinis, Esq.,JD

In 2013, Martinis represented Jenny Hatch in the nationally acclaimed “Justice for Jenny” case. Martinis helped Ms. Hatch secure her right to live where and how she wants, to make her own decisions, and direct her own life. Jenny’s case was the first trial to hold that a person with disabilities has a right to engage in “Supported-Decision Making,” where people work with trusted friends, family members, and professionals to help them understand the situations and choices they face, so they may make their own decisions – rather than be subjected to a unnecessary permanent, plenary or full guardianship.

Registration Fee :$40 – REGISTER

Note: For each Family Member that registers, a free youth/young adult registration will be provided with that registration using code SDMYOUTH

Who should attend? Families, Youth, Young Adults, Professionals, or anyone who want to learn more about supported decision making.

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