- Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Supported Decision Making
- Webinar Part 2: Supported Decision Making in Special Education
- Webinar Part 3: Supported Decision Making in Health Care and Life Planning
- Webinar Part 4: Bringing it All Together: The Culture of Coordinated Support Model
Webinar Part 1: Introduction to Supported Decision Making
Date: February 4, 2021
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.
- Supported Decision-Making Teams: Setting the Wheels in Motion
- Supported Decision Making Brainstorming Guide
- Justice for Jenny Trial Documents
- Presentation Full slides
- Presentation Slide handouts
Webinar Part 2: Supported Decision Making in Special Education
Date: April 1, 2021
In this session, we will discuss ways to use Supported Decision-Making to ensure that people with disabilities receive appropriate and effective supports in Special Education. We’ll give you practical, research-based strategies to help people receive Individualized Education Programs and Transition Services that will empower them to lead their best lives.
Webinar Part 3: Supported Decision Making in Health Care and Life Planning
Date: August 5, 2021
Supported Decision-Making is a way for people with disabilities to make their own decisions, with support from people they trust, and be more in control of their lives and rights. In this session, we’ll discuss ways for people to use Supported Decision-Making to play a lead role in their health care, money management, and other important life areas.
Webinar Part 4: Bringing it All Together: The Culture of Coordinated Support Model
Date: December 8, 2021
Too often, services for people with disabilities are “silo-ed” – agencies, organizations, and providers focus only on what they do and do not communicate or collaborate with others providing similar supports. As a result, people with disabilities can receive ineffective, redundant, or even contradictory advice and support. This session will demonstrate ways to create and implement effective and efficient support plans and services. Using the Culture of Coordinated Support Model, based on SDM, people can improve their services and ensure that providers work together, allowing them to specialize in the areas where they perform best – so people and providers can do better work in less time, with less effort and waste of resources.