Supported Decision-Making is an alternative to guardianship where older adults and people with disabilities work with trusted friends, family members, and professionals to help them understand the situations they face and the choices they must make so they can make their own decision, without the 'need' for a guardian.
This webinar will help you learn how to "win the case" for Supported Decision-Making at three critical stages: (1) when helping the people you work with access supports and services to live independently; (2) when a petition for guardianship has been filed; (3) and when the person you're working with is under a guardianship.
Speakers: Jonathan Martinis (Legal Director, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities and Project Director, National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making) and Dr. C. Rick Ellis (Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Forensic Psychologist at Spectrum Psychological and Forensic Services).
This webinar is a sequel to The Fine Art of Balancing Protection with Self Determination (September 22, 2015).
Additional sponsorship for this Webinar is provided by a grant from the Administration on Aging/Administration for Community Living. This webinar is part of a series of National Elder Rights Training Project/Elder Abuse Prevention webinars for the National Legal Resource Center.