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:
- Identify resources and referral sources for family and community members regarding guardianship.
- Recognize when there are issues related to capability.
- Select less restrictive alternatives and provide resources for implementation.
- Family members
- Fellows and students
- General community members
- Law professionals
- Organizational leaders
- Social workers
- Support and other school staff