Pilot Project News & Events


  • Webinar presentation: Ability Beyond Disability, Bethel, CT, January 20, 2016
  • Webinar presentation before ABA on guardianship termination, March 1, 2016
  • SDM Planning Meeting addressing challenges, guardianship reforms, advancing SDM, Northampton, MA, March 8, 2016
  • National Guardianship Network conference: Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders (WINGS), Seattle, WA, March 17, 2016
  • Open Society Foundations’ international convening on Article 12, Washington DC, April 10-14, 2016
  • SDM Presentation: Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Boston, MA, May 2, 2016
  • Shriver Center’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental & Related Disabilities Conference, Charlestown, MA, May 6, 2016
  • American Association on Intellectual Developmental Disabilities Conference, Atlanta, GA: (HSRI presented in person; 2 pilot participants via video), June 6-9, 2016
  • National Disability Rights Network Conference, Baltimore, MD, June 13-16, 2016
  • Reinventing Quality: Conference of the National Assn of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, Washington DC, August 1, 2016
  • Roundtable on Restoration of Rights in Adult Guardianship, ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Washington, DC, September 7, 2016
  • Invitational Summit on Supported Decision-Making and the Transition to the Community, Autism Self-Advocacy Network, Washington DC, October 18-19, 2016


SDM pilot presentation, Massachusetts Guardianship Colloquium, Boston, MA, November 10, 2015

2015 International Conference: Claiming Full Citizenship, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 15-17, 2015

SDM presentation as part of the Americans with Disabilities Act 25th Anniversary Celebration, Hartford, CT, October 3, 2015

SDM presentation to the Shared Living and Adult Family Care Conference, Marlborough, MA, September 30, 2015

Guardianship Law Series: Complexities, Challenges and Latest Developments, Social Law Library, Boston, MA, September 24, 2015; October 21, 2015

SDM plenary presentation, National Association for Rights, Protection and Advocacy, Washington, DC, August 21, 2015

SDM webinar for the National Disability Rights Network, August 12, 2015

SDM presentation to the Guardianship Reform Task Force on behalf of the Maine Protection & Advocacy Organization, Augusta, Maine, July 17, 2015

SDM presentation to the National Disability Rights Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 5, 2015

SDM presentation to the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Louisville, Kentucky, June 2, 2015

SDM presentation to the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities, Spring 2015

SDM Representation Agreement Signing, Pittsfield, MA, March 26, 2015 (include photos, Facebook posting)

SDM presentation to the Shared Living and Adult Family Care Conference, Worcester, MA, October 2014

SDM presentation to the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers, Devens, MA, Spring 2014

SDM Inaugural Forum, October 29, 2013:
Event Summary by the Center for Public Representation
Presentation by Michael Bach, executive vice-president of the Canadian Association for Community Living