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Michael Kendrick, PhD (Director of CPR Supported Decision-Making Initiatives) and Dana Lloyd (DD Program Director for the Georgia Advocacy Office and Coordinator of the GAO Citizen Advocacy program) will present on their recent work on the SDM pilot in Georgia at the TASH National Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. They will also cover recent national and international updates on SDM.
Presentation for State Bar of New Mexico Elder Law Section: An Introduction to Supported Decision-Making by Michael Kendrick, PhD and Anna Krieger.
Wellesley Free Public Library
CPR is hosting symposium — Meeting the Challenge: Promoting Supported Decision-Making in Massachusetts. This interactive day will bring together stakeholders on SDM in Massachusetts, self-advocates, family members, supporters, providers, legal services attorneys, state agencies, and elder services providers. Due to space restrictions, this event is invitation only.
PANEL ONE: SDM in Practice, making it work, and identifying challenges
Moderated by Sophia Johansson (Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change)
- Cory Carlotto (SDM User, Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.)
- Sandra Heller (Supporter, Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change, Nemasket Group Inc.)
- Van Nguyen (Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.)
- Maggy Walto (Supporter, Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.)
PANEL TWO: Medical and Legal Perspectives on SDM and Decision-Making
Moderated by Bob Fleischner (Center for Public Representation)
- Dr. Marc Emmerich, MD (Internist affiliated with Boston Medical Center)
- Hon. Gail L. Perlman, ret.
- Kim Plaut (Massachusetts Advocates Standing Strong)
Massachusetts State House, B-1
Hearing on Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making legislation (H. 172 / S. 64) before Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
Please get in touch to find out how to support the bill!
Two day symposium on SDM run by the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making, featuring presentation by Michael Kendrick and partners in the Georgia pilot: “Learning from Supported Decision- Making Pilot Projects in Georgia and Massachusetts.”
Poster session/exhibit on supported decision-making.
AANE (Asperger/Autism Network)
This webinar will introduce participants to the practice of supported decision-making–an alternative to guardianship recommended by national organizations that allows people with disabilities and other potentially vulnerable individuals a voice in the decision making process. Rather than having choices made for the individual, a support team helps the person make their own decisions. This empowering and person-centered practice is increasingly seen and recommended as an effective means of support, which retains and strengthens the person’s rights. The session will also show how it can be combined with other forms of support for the individual.
Arc of Massachusetts webinar
Overview on SDM in healthcare settings by Michael Kendrick and Anna Krieger. Slides available here.
Fidelity House in Lawrence
Presentation on SDM to families and individuals with disabilities. In affiliation with NE Arc.
Staff: Anna Krieger