Workshop Series – Supported Decision Making


Supported Decision Making Workshop Series

Upcoming Workshop Topics:

Workshop #4: The Expert Panel for All Your Unanswered Questions

 

Past Workshop Topics:

Workshop #1:  The Basics of Supported Decision Making

Workshop #2:  Supported Decision Making in Education and Vocational Rehabilitation

Workshop #3:  Supported Decision Making in Healthcare and Life Planning

 


 

Supported Decision Making Workshop #1

The Basics of Supported Decision Making

 

This workshop was presented on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported Decision Making is a fast growing national trend for adults with disabilities determining how to make decisions in adulthood.  This workshop with national Supported Decision Making expert Jonathan Martinis, from the Burton Blatt Institute, explains what Supported Decision Making is, how to use it, and how and why it can be a better than guardianship for many people. This is a “must see” session for anyone considering legal authority issues as someone with a disability approaches or navigates adulthood.

 

To View the Recording of the Webinar, Click here:

 

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Supported Decision Making Workshop #2

Supported Decision Making in Education and Vocational Rehabilitation

 

This workshop was presented on Thursday, March 12, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported Decision Making is a fast growing national trend for adults with disabilities determining how to make decisions in adulthood. Join us for a workshop with national Supported Decision Making expert, Jonathan Martinis, from the Burton Blatt Institute. Jonathan will discuss how to use Supported Decision Making in all levels of schooling, as well as in pursuing employment supports (vocational rehabilitation). He will give examples of how you can put Supported Decision Making into action to help people reach educational and work goals.

 

To see some documents on Supported Decision Making in advance of the session, please visit our Supported Decision Making Resource Library

 

To View the Recording of the Webinar, Click here:

 

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Supported Decision Making Workshop #3

Supported Decision Making in Healthcare and Life Planning

 

This workshop was presented on Thursday, April 16, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supported Decision Making is a fast growing national trend for adults with disabilities determining how to make decisions in adulthood. Join us for a workshop with national Supported Decision Making expert, Jonathan Martinis, from the Burton Blatt Institute. Jonathan will discuss how to use Supported Decision Making in all aspects of healthcare, from annual physicals to emergency surgery. He will also review the use of Supported Decision Making in planning for a full life, including aging with a disability.

 

To see some documents on Supported Decision Making in advance of the session, please visit our Supported Decision Making Resource Library

 

To Listen to the Webinar recording, Click here:

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SDM Workshop #4

The Expert Panel for All Your Unanswered Questions

 

Friday, October 30, 2020
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have been working hard on Supported Decision Making (SDM) in recent years at The Arc of Northern Virginia. SDM is a way to empower someone with a disability to form a team of trusted supporters to help them identify and navigate choices in their life. After all this work, we’ve seen some self-advocates becoming amazing experts, family members become champion supporters, and professional experts emerge to help them on this journey.

 

We’re pulling these brilliant minds together! Join us to hear from users of Supported Decision Making, their support networks, and an attorney with SDM expertise speak about their experiences. Ask all of your questions to figure out how this empowering option for building a support team and making choices can work for anyone.

 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, and recognizing the need to practice social distancing, this workshop will only be presented as a live, on-line webinar.

 

Remember, our Webinars and Workshops are FREE to attend, but pre-registration is required.

 

To register for the webinar, click here:

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For further information on The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Information & Referral program contact:
Lucy Beadnell, Director of Advocacy at 703-208-1119 x116 or email LBeadnell@TheArcofNoVA.org.

 

For information about sponsorship opportunities to help support and present our workshops , please contact:
Howard Stregack, Director of Development, at 703-208-1119 x102 or email HStregack@TheArcofNoVA.org.