EVENT DETAILS

Education, Employment, Independent Living: SST 11 Supported Decision Making Series
Starting 10/6/2021 at 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM
Event Groups:
• State Support Team 11 - Teaching & Learning
• State Support Team 11 - Family Engagement
Description:

Jonathan Martinis, is the Senior Director for Law and Policy for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, leading its efforts to ensure that older adults and people with disabilities have access to the services and supports they need to lead independent, inclusive lives. This series will be broken up into an a welcoming/introduction where parents/families and educators will hear the information together, then break apart for the two middle session, and come back together in a culminating event. Session 1: “Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All”

Study after study has shown that when people with disabilities have more control over their life and make more decisions for themselves-when they have more self-determination-they have better lives. People with disabilities who are more self-determined are more likely to live independently, work, be integrated into their communities, and avoid abuse.

This session will introduce the audience to the theory and practice of Supported Decision-Making (SDM). When people with disabilities use SDM, they work with friends, family, and professionals so they can understand their choices and make their own decisions. As a result, SDM can help people be self-determined, have better life outcomes, and avoid unnecessary guardianship. 

This is being held for both educators/parents/families
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Location:
Virtual
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