Upcoming Events

Jan
28
Mon
2019
Supported Decision-Making New York Information Session @ Bellmore Merrick School District
Jan 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY)!
SDMNY for persons with I/DD can enhance autonomy and well-being, allow them to keep their legal rights, and promote self-determination and inclusion. SDMNY Site Coordinator will discuss the tools for Supported Decision-Making with adults with I/DD.

Supported Decision-Making New York Information Session @ Bellmore Merrick School District
Jan 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY)!
SDMNY for persons with I/DD can enhance autonomy and well-being, allow them to keep their legal rights, and promote self-determination and inclusion. SDMNY Site Coordinator and SDMNY Senior Project Coordinator will discuss the tools for Supported Decision-Making with adults with I/DD.

Jan
29
Tue
2019
Supported Decision-Making New York Information Session @ The Town of Brookhaven
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Learn about Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY)!
SDMNY for persons with I/DD can enhance autonomy and well-being, allow them to keep their legal rights, and promote self-determination and inclusion. SDMNY Site Coordinator will discuss the tools for Supported Decision-Making with adults with I/DD.

Supported Decision-Making New York Information Session @ The Town of Brookhaven
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY)!
SDMNY for persons with I/DD can enhance autonomy and well-being, allow them to keep their legal rights, and promote self-determination and inclusion. SDMNY Site Coordinator will discuss the tools for Supported Decision-Making with adults with I/DD.

Feb
1
Fri
2019
SDMNY Training for Facilitators: February 1st & February 8th @ Silberman School of Social Work
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SDMNY is a 5-year project by Hunter College/CUNY, the NY Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, and Arc Westchester, in partnership with Disability Rights New York, and funded by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The project’s goal is to increase awareness of supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship for persons with I/DD.

SDMNY facilitators work one-on-one with persons with I/DD to help them create Supported Decision-Making Agreements with their chosen support persons. These Agreements are an important alternative to guardianship that may help persons with I/DD either avoid guardianship in the first place or make an important step towards regaining their rights.

This Training of Facilitators will be held over 2 days at the Silberman School of Social Work, at 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, in Room 115 on the ground floor. Trainees will learn skills and strategies for working with persons with I/DD to guide them through the SDMNY three-phase facilitation process and create Supported Decision-Making Agreements. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Facilitators will NOT be compensated for their time or any lodging or transportation costs.

Day 1 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm on Friday, February 1st. Day 2 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm Friday, February 8th.

Trained SDMNY facilitators will be provided with a training manual to guide them through the 3-phase pilot program process, access to SDMNY’s electronic progress tracking and educational tools, and SDMNY business cards. They will receive one-on-one mentoring by a trained SDMNY facilitator who has been through the process before. They will have the option of participating in monthly “community of practice” teleconferences to discuss their experiences with other new and experienced SDMNY facilitators.

In order to sign up for this Training of Facilitators, you will be asked to complete the SDMNY Facilitator Commitment Form to volunteering for approximately 3 to 4 hours per month over 12 months. At the end of approximately 12 months, SDMNY facilitators will have helped a person with I/DD exercise the human right to make one’s own decisions! If you have questions about signing up and becoming part of the exciting Supported Decision-Making movement, please contact Joan Cornachio, SDMNY Education & Training Coordinator, at joan.cornachio@hunter.cuny.edu.

Register for this SDMNY Training of Facilitators using the form below by no later than January 25, 2019. Registration will be capped at 50 persons. Space permitting, you will be contacted with the Facilitator Sign-up Form.

Training of Facilitators 6 Registration - February 1st & 8th, 2019

To register for an SDMNY Training of Facilitators and to sign up to volunteer as a Supported Decision-Making Facilitator in the SDMNY Project.

The Training of Facilitators will be held from 9am to 5pm on Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 8th at the Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035 in Room 115, located on the ground floor.

Please check your junk or spam message folder for a confirmation email from joan.cornachio@hunter.cuny.edu after completing your registration.
  • Please select the areas where you would be available to volunteer as a facilitator.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Feb
8
Fri
2019
SDMNY Training for Facilitators: February 1st & February 8th @ Silberman School of Social Work
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SDMNY is a 5-year project by Hunter College/CUNY, the NY Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, and Arc Westchester, in partnership with Disability Rights New York, and funded by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The project’s goal is to increase awareness of supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship for persons with I/DD.

SDMNY facilitators work one-on-one with persons with I/DD to help them create Supported Decision-Making Agreements with their chosen support persons. These Agreements are an important alternative to guardianship that may help persons with I/DD either avoid guardianship in the first place or make an important step towards regaining their rights.

This Training of Facilitators will be held over 2 days at the Silberman School of Social Work, at 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, in Room 115 on the ground floor. Trainees will learn skills and strategies for working with persons with I/DD to guide them through the SDMNY three-phase facilitation process and create Supported Decision-Making Agreements. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Facilitators will NOT be compensated for their time or any lodging or transportation costs.

Day 1 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm on Friday, February 1st. Day 2 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm Friday, February 8th.

Trained SDMNY facilitators will be provided with a training manual to guide them through the 3-phase pilot program process, access to SDMNY’s electronic progress tracking and educational tools, and SDMNY business cards. They will receive one-on-one mentoring by a trained SDMNY facilitator who has been through the process before. They will have the option of participating in monthly “community of practice” teleconferences to discuss their experiences with other new and experienced SDMNY facilitators.

In order to sign up for this Training of Facilitators, you will be asked to complete the SDMNY Facilitator Commitment Form to volunteering for approximately 3 to 4 hours per month over 12 months. At the end of approximately 12 months, SDMNY facilitators will have helped a person with I/DD exercise the human right to make one’s own decisions! If you have questions about signing up and becoming part of the exciting Supported Decision-Making movement, please contact Joan Cornachio, SDMNY Education & Training Coordinator, at joan.cornachio@hunter.cuny.edu.

Register for this SDMNY Training of Facilitators using the form below by no later than January 25, 2019. Registration will be capped at 50 persons. Space permitting, you will be contacted with the Facilitator Sign-up Form.

Training of Facilitators 6 Registration - February 1st & 8th, 2019

To register for an SDMNY Training of Facilitators and to sign up to volunteer as a Supported Decision-Making Facilitator in the SDMNY Project.

The Training of Facilitators will be held from 9am to 5pm on Friday, February 1st and Friday, February 8th at the Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10035 in Room 115, located on the ground floor.

Please check your junk or spam message folder for a confirmation email from joan.cornachio@hunter.cuny.edu after completing your registration.
  • Please select the areas where you would be available to volunteer as a facilitator.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Feb
27
Wed
2019
SDMNY Training for Facilitators: February 27th & February 28th @ New York Alliance
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SDMNY is a 5-year project by Hunter College/CUNY, the NY Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, and Arc Westchester, in partnership with Disability Rights New York, and funded by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The project’s goal is to increase awareness of supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship for persons with I/DD.

SDMNY facilitators work one-on-one with persons with I/DD to help them create Supported Decision-Making Agreements with their chosen support persons. These Agreements are an important alternative to guardianship that may help persons with I/DD either avoid guardianship in the first place or make an important step towards regaining their rights.

This Training of Facilitators will be held over 2 days at New York Alliance, 240 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 501, New York, NY 12203.Trainees will learn skills and strategies for working with persons with I/DD to guide them through the SDMNY three-phase facilitation process and create Supported Decision-Making Agreements. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Facilitators will  NOT be compensated for their time or any lodging or transportation costs.

Day 1 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, February 27th. Day 2 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm Thursday, February 28th.

Trained SDMNY facilitators will be provided with a training manual to guide them through the 3-phase pilot program process, access to SDMNY’s electronic progress tracking and educational tools, and SDMNY business cards. They will receive one-on-one mentoring by a trained SDMNY facilitator who has been through the process before. They will have the option of participating in monthly “community of practice” teleconferences to discuss their experiences with other new and experienced SDMNY facilitators.

In order to sign up for this Training of Facilitators, you will be asked to complete the SDMNY Facilitator Commitment Form to volunteering for approximately 3 to 4 hours per month over 12 months. At the end of approximately 12 months, SDMNY facilitators will have helped a person with I/DD exercise the human right to make one’s own decisions! If you have questions about signing up and becoming part of the exciting Supported Decision-Making movement, please contact Jennifer Ivery, at jivery@nyalliance.org.

Register for this SDMNY Training of Facilitators using the form below by no later than February 22, 2019. Registration will be capped at 50 persons. Space permitting, you will be contacted with the Facilitator Sign-up Form.

Training of Facilitators 8 Registration - February 27th & 28th, 2019

To register for an SDMNY Training of Facilitators and to sign up to volunteer as a Supported Decision-Making Facilitator in the SDMNY Project.

The Training of Facilitators will be held from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, February 27th and Thursday, February 28th at New York Alliance, 240 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 501, New York, NY 12203
Please check your junk or spam message jivery@nyalliance.org folder for a confirmation email from after completing your registration.
  • Please select the areas where you would be available to volunteer as a facilitator.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Feb
28
Thu
2019
SDMNY Training for Facilitators: February 27th & February 28th @ New York Alliance
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

SDMNY is a 5-year project by Hunter College/CUNY, the NY Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, and Arc Westchester, in partnership with Disability Rights New York, and funded by the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council. The project’s goal is to increase awareness of supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship for persons with I/DD.

SDMNY facilitators work one-on-one with persons with I/DD to help them create Supported Decision-Making Agreements with their chosen support persons. These Agreements are an important alternative to guardianship that may help persons with I/DD either avoid guardianship in the first place or make an important step towards regaining their rights.

This Training of Facilitators will be held over 2 days at New York Alliance, 240 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 501, New York, NY 12203.Trainees will learn skills and strategies for working with persons with I/DD to guide them through the SDMNY three-phase facilitation process and create Supported Decision-Making Agreements. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Facilitators will  NOT be compensated for their time or any lodging or transportation costs.

Day 1 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, February 27th. Day 2 of the training will be held from 9am to 5pm Thursday, February 28th.

Trained SDMNY facilitators will be provided with a training manual to guide them through the 3-phase pilot program process, access to SDMNY’s electronic progress tracking and educational tools, and SDMNY business cards. They will receive one-on-one mentoring by a trained SDMNY facilitator who has been through the process before. They will have the option of participating in monthly “community of practice” teleconferences to discuss their experiences with other new and experienced SDMNY facilitators.

In order to sign up for this Training of Facilitators, you will be asked to complete the SDMNY Facilitator Commitment Form to volunteering for approximately 3 to 4 hours per month over 12 months. At the end of approximately 12 months, SDMNY facilitators will have helped a person with I/DD exercise the human right to make one’s own decisions! If you have questions about signing up and becoming part of the exciting Supported Decision-Making movement, please contact Jennifer Ivery, at jivery@nyalliance.org.

Register for this SDMNY Training of Facilitators using the form below by no later than February 22, 2019. Registration will be capped at 50 persons. Space permitting, you will be contacted with the Facilitator Sign-up Form.

Training of Facilitators 8 Registration - February 27th & 28th, 2019

To register for an SDMNY Training of Facilitators and to sign up to volunteer as a Supported Decision-Making Facilitator in the SDMNY Project.

The Training of Facilitators will be held from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday, February 27th and Thursday, February 28th at New York Alliance, 240 Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 501, New York, NY 12203
Please check your junk or spam message jivery@nyalliance.org folder for a confirmation email from after completing your registration.
  • Please select the areas where you would be available to volunteer as a facilitator.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.