Upcoming Events

Jun
11
Mon
2018
Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) Rockland County meeting – SDMNY Information Session @ Palisades Center Mall Raso Community Room (Level 4, near ice skating rink)
Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) meeting is a free event, open to all self-advocates and agencies, their families, staff and friends, from any parts of the five counties served by the Hudson Valley Region of SANYS – Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan or Putnam Counties. The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) is a statewide non-profit whose Mission is to help people with developmental disabilities learn to speak up for themselves and others.

SDMNY will discuss the tools for Supported Decision-Making and whether legal guardianship is necessary when an individual has access to Supported Decision-Making. Presenter: Samantha Stuber, LMSW

Jun
13
Wed
2018
Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) Westchester meeting – SDMNY Information Session @ Arc of Westchester (Lower Lobby Meeting Rooms)
Jun 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) meeting is a free event, open to all self-advocates and agencies, their families, staff and friends, from any parts of the five counties served by the Hudson Valley Region of SANYS – Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Sullivan or Putnam Counties. The Self-Advocacy Association of New York State (SANYS) is a statewide non-profit whose Mission is to help people with developmental disabilities learn to speak up for themselves and others.

SDMNY will discuss the tools for Supported Decision-Making and whether legal guardianship is necessary when an individual has access to Supported Decision-Making. Presenter: Samantha Stuber, LMSW

Jun
14
Thu
2018
Supported Decision-Making: An alternative to guardianship @ Central Library, Trustees Room
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Kristin Booth SDMNY Project Director, Glen Dean Emerita, CUNY School of Law and retired Surrogate Judge, NY County and Trina Hazell, Voices of Power.

Did you know your child loses all legal rights when you get guardianship? There are alternatives. Learn about Supported Decision-Making (SDM)! SDM can enhance your child’s autonomy and well being, allow them to keep their legal rights,  and promote self-determination and inclusion.  Join us to find out more and explore this option for your loved one with a developmental disability.

For more information or interpretation, call 718.253.4849 or go to bklynlibrary.org.

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

 

 

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.