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Supported Decsion Making: A Guardianship Alternative to Consider

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Tony's Pizza Event Center

800 The Midway

Salina, KS 67401

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Supported Decision Making is a process that allows people with disabilities to make decisions about their own lives with support from a team of people such as trusted friends, family members and professionals. Supported decision making is an alternative to guardianship. Guardians make decisions for the person with a disability. However, supported decision-making allows the person with the disability to make his or her own decisions instead of having someone else make them for him or her.

Supported decision-making promotes self-determination, control, and autonomy. It fosters independence. Studies show that individuals who live more self-determined lives experience better life outcomes such as successful competitive employment, integrated community living, friends, better health and enhanced safety.

Come learn how Supported Decision Making can lead to the Good Life for your loved ones at this FREE event.

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8:00 am Registration/ Breakfast

9:00 am Step One- The Consideration: Supported Decision Making

10:45 am Breakout 1

  • Support Decision Making: From Theory to Practice
  • Legal: What Guardianship is .. and isn’t
  • Life Course & SDM Does it work?

11:45 am Lunch

12:30 pm Step Two- The Tool: Life Course

2:00 pm Breakout 2

  • Life Course & SDM Does it work?
  • Court: What to expect
  • Choice: When choice is taken away- what happens?

3:00 pm Step 3: The Grassroots: Considerations & Conclusions

4:00 pm Adjourn

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