Pathways to Person-Centered Decision-Making and Alternatives to Guardianship
June 21, 2022
3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Eastern time
Register for the webinar: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uNxMzzN-Qu6zDasmNa0oPQ
**Please Note: If you would like to receive a certificate of attendance, we recommend you connect to this webinar using the Zoom desktop app. NCAPPS’s webinars are not officially approved for Continuing Education Units, however we do provide confirmation of attendance in case an organization wishes to use participation in our webinars to grant credit for internal requirements. Connecting via the desktop app will ensure that Zoom recognizes your attendance.**
Person-centered practice is grounded in the idea that people with disabilities are the decision makers in their own lives. Supporting people to make choices is a priority for person-centered systems. Too often people with disabilities are appointed guardians. When people have guardians, their ability to make choices may be significantly constrained in the name of keeping them safe.
This webinar will explore how disability systems are expanding alternatives to guardianship, such as supported decision-making where people choose supporters to help them make important decisions in their lives. Current efforts across the country and internationally to implement supported decision-making and other alternatives provide an historic opportunity to help people take control of their lives.
In this webinar, national experts, state representatives, advocates, and people with lived experience of disability from Colorado, Georgia, and Wisconsin, will outline strategies for systems and a new NCAPPS resource to expand supported decision making so that more people can benefit from these alternatives to guardianship.
NCAPPS webinars include ASL interpretation and live captions in both English and Spanish. If you require any additional accommodations, please contact Saska Rajcevic (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please note that some accommodation requests made less than one week before an event may not be possible.
How to Expand Supported Decision-Making and Increase Informed Choices [PDF]
The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) assists states agencies, tribes, and territories to advance person-centered thinking and practices to support people with disabilities and older adults with long-term service and support needs. NCAPPS is funded by the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and administered by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). All NCAPPS webinars will be recorded and archived at ncapps.acl.gov/webinars.html.