This session will provide an overview of supported decision-making as an alternative to Guardianship. Supported decision-making is gaining national and international recognition as a best practice and legal tool that can preserve the civil rights of people with disabilities and eliminate the need for a guardian in certain situations. The presenter will discuss competency.

Training Format/Duration: Classroom/1-3 hours

This workshop is designed to help you:

  1. Identify resources and referral sources for family and community members regarding guardianship.
  2. Recognize when there are issues related to capability.
  3. Select less restrictive alternatives and provide resources for implementation.

Target Populations:

  • Counselors
  • Educators
  • Family members
  • Fellows and students
  • General community members
  • Law professionals
  • Organizational leaders
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Support and other school staff