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Law/Legal

Amicus Brief in Britney Spears case (July 13, 2021)

Amicus brief filed in Britney Spears’ conservatorship case by American Civil Liberties Union with the support of Center for Public Representation and 25 civil rights and disability rights organizations.

The amicus brief argues that Britney Spears has the right to select her own attorney for her conservatorship proceedings. The brief also urges the court to ensure Ms. Spears has access to assistance and tools, including supported decision-making, to make this choice.

Read our statement about the amicus brief here.

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The Horror of an Unwanted Conservatorship, According to People Who Lived It (July 8, 2021)

Article on people who had their guardianship or conservatorship terminated. Features Cory, participant in CPR and Nonotuck Supported Decision-Making pilot, who had his guardianship terminated in favor of Supported Decision-Making.

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Conservatorship 101 And Ideas For Reform (July 2, 2021)

Radio show on Britney Spears and guardianship reform on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central time featuring Anna Krieger of Center for Public Representation and Professor Rebekah Diller of Bet Tzedek Civil Litigation Clinic at Cardoza Law. Discussion includes Britney Spears’ case and alternatives to guardianship like Supported Decision-Making.

Access the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Supported Decision-Making toolkit here.

Visit resource: Conservatorship 101 And Ideas For Reform


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Letter from Senator Warren and Senator Casey on federal response of guardianship reform (July 1, 2021)

Letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding federal response of guardianship and conservatorship reform as highlighted by Britney Spears’ experiences.

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The supportive decision-making model that might have saved Britney Spears from conservatorship (June 27, 2021)

Article discussing Supported Decision-Making and Britney Spears. Describes the disability community movement to create guardianship alternatives. Features CPR partners Jimmy C., CPR pilot participant with Nonotuck, and Jordan Anderson, Co-Lead of Wisconsin Supported Decision-Making state team and Youth Ambassador from the Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice first community of practice.

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Supported Decision-Making Handbook for Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in California (November 2020)

Handbook from Disability Voices United for parents and supporters of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Contains advice about how Supported Decision-Making can work with people who use augmentative and alternative communication.

Handbook is specific to California, but contains excellent information helpful to families in all states.

Visit resource: Supported Decision-Making Handbook for Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities in California


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Voting with a Disability (July 13, 2020)

This video explains what it is like to vote with a disability. The video talks about how accommodations with voting work and what to expect when you vote.  The video also explains that you can contact your state’s Protection & Advocacy Agency if something goes wrong when you are trying to vote and you need help from a lawyer.

Visit resource: Voting with a Disability