My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit
An event for people with disabilities, caregivers and professionals
Event date, time and location: March 7, 2024 | 1-4 p.m. | University of Delaware STAR Tower Audion
For more information: Please contact Ashley Steinbrecher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-4793, or sign up to receive email updates about the summit.
What is My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit?
Join My Life, My Decisions: A Supported Decision-Making Summit to learn more about supported decision-making and the resources that are available in Delaware.
The summit will start with a panel discussion of people with disabilities and their supporters. It will be led by supported decision-making expert Jonathan Martinis. Next, you will have the opportunity to get advice from panelists and other mentors about living a self-determined life.
What is Self-Determination & Supported Decision-Making?
Self-determination means being in control of your own life and making your own decisions. A supported decision-making agreement is one way that you can be self-determined. Supported decision-making (SDM) is a tool that lets people with disabilities get help making choices in different parts of their lives. Supported decision-making is not guardianship. Guardianship assigns another person to make decisions for a person with a disability. Supported decision-making lets a person with a disability keep their right to make decisions about their life with help from people they trust.
Presenter: Jonathan Martinis
Dr. Jonathan Martinis is an attorney and the senior director of law and policy for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. With over 20 years of experience representing and advocating for people with disabilities, Jonathan Martinis’ work focuses on making sure to people with disabilities have access to the services and supports needed to live a self-determined life.
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