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Thursday, December 3 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Beyond Guardianship: Integrated Community Supports for Decision-Making, Safety & Security FULL

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DC law currently commits people with intellectual disabilities to certain community based residential services, taking decision-making rights away from people with IDD and their families, and placing it in the hands of court appointed attorneys. Coupled with this, a number of people with IDD also have guardians who make decisions on their behalf. In response, people with IDD and their families are using an integrated supports approach to develop community-based alternatives and understand what it will take to support people to make as many decisions as they are able to about their lives and support health and safety. .OBJECTIVES: 1. Learn how the National Supporting Families Community of Practice and the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making are partnering in DC with the DC Supporting Families Community of Practice to create community-based alternatives to guardianship and civil commitment of people with IDD. 2. Learn about the Integrated Supports Across the LifeCourse approach to supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. 3. Describe alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision-making. 4. Understand how community connections and friendship not only help improve a person's quality of life, but also help people with IDD stay safe and healthy -- and have the support they need to make decisions about their own lives. 5. Support people with IDD and their families to brainstorm a network of integrated supports around decision-making, health and safety that promote self-determination and supported decision-making.

Speakers
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Joan Christopher

research instructor, Georgetown University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Activities and programs to support people with disabilities and their families
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Erin Leveton

Deputy Director, Quality Assurance & Performance Management Administration, DC Department on Disability Services
Erin Leveton is the Program Manager of the State Office of Disability Administration at the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services, supporting the agency in policy and legislative affairs, program development, stakeholder relations, and helping DDS to accelerate gains... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2015 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Salem 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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