Category: General Supported Decision Making and Alternatives to Guardianship: Expanding the Rights of People with Disabilities to Live the Lives They Want to Live

February 16, 2021

In this discussion, panelists will explore supported decision making and other alternatives to guardianship and how such laws and related policies can inhibit or promote the voices of people with disabilities.

People with disabilities have the right to choose how they live their lives, even if their parents, service providers, or advocates do not agree. Many people with disabilities in New Hampshire are under guardianship, and their ability to make decisions is very limited.

It is critical that people with disabilities are given the supports they need to tell policymakers what they think and for that feedback to be taken seriously.

Live captioning and ASL interpreting supported by the NH Bar Foundation Advancement of Justice Fund. Additional support provided by the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities.


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