Upcoming Events

Jul
21
Sat
2018
Supported Decision-Making: Another Tool in the Self-Determination Toolbox @ Silberman School of Social Work
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

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Workshop on Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is an alternative to guardianship for a wide variety of stakeholders including people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), their families, providers, social workers, lawyers, judges and the court system. SDM allows persons with I/DD to make their own decisions with support from trusted persons in their lives, thus retaining all of their legal rights, as opposed to guardianship, in which, under existing law, all of the persons legal rights are removed and s/he loses the right to make choices about where to live, with whom to associate, healthcare, etc. Presenter(s): Kristin Booth Glen, SDMNY Project Director; other SDMNY team members TBA.

Sep
13
Thu
2018
Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship @ INCLUDEnyc
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Parents of transition age children are often told they “should” or “must” get guardianship when  children with I/DD reach 18, but guardianship means the loss of all legal rights, and is inconsistent with the self-determination parents want for their children. Supported decision-making is an emerging practice that allows people with I/DD to retain all their rights while getting support in their decisions from trusted persons in their lives. In this webinar you will learn about supported decision-making and an exciting project sponsored by  DDPC, SDMNY that is facilitating supported decision-making in a number of sites around New York.
 
Kristin Booth Glen is  University Professor and Dean Emerita of CUNY School of Law, and the Director of SDMNY. From 2005-2012 she was the  Surrogate Judge in New York County, where she had jurisdiction over 17-A guardianships for people with I/DD, and she now writes and lectures widely  on supported decision-making.
Oct
9
Tue
2018
Supported Decision-Making as an Alternative to Guardianship @ Cooke SKILLs
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Parents of transition age children are often told they “should” or “must” get guardianship when  children with I/DD reach 18, but guardianship means the loss of all legal rights, and is inconsistent with the self-determination parents want for their children. Supported decision-making is an emerging practice that allows people with I/DD to retain all their rights while getting support in their decisions from trusted persons in their lives. In this information session you will learn about supported decision-making and an exciting project sponsored by  DDPC, SDMNY that is facilitating supported decision-making in a number of sites around New York.