Jon Meyers and George Garcia, Off the Guardianship Path: Utilizing Supported Decision-Making as a Road to Self-Determination (2019)

This is a presentation by Jon Meyers, Executive Director at The Arc of Arizona, and George Garcia, Executive Director at the Southwest Institute for Families and Children with Special Needs, which was delivered at the 2019 Evidence for Success Disability Conference in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, Arizona. Key highlights from this presentation include the fundamental principles, key…

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SDM: The Culture of Coordinated Support Model: Change the Culture, Change the World!

Too often, services for people with disabilities are “silo-ed” – agencies, organizations, and providers focus only on what they do and do not communicate or collaborate with others providing similar supports. As a result, people with disabilities can receive ineffective, redundant, or even contradictory advice and support. This session will demonstrate ways to create and implement effective…

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Kristin Booth Glen, Piloting Personhood: Reflections from the First Year of a Supported Decision-Making Project (2017)

Law review article published by SDMNY Project Director, Kristin Booth Glen in the Cardozo Law Review, which was first presented at the Symposium on Personhood and Civic Engagement by People with Disabilities. Locating personhood within the human right of legal capacity, and positing guardianship in diametric opposition, this Article attempts to describe some of the lessons I…

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Kristin Booth Glen, SDM & the Human Right of Legal Capacity (2015)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD) establishes a new paradigm of supported decision-making, rather than guardianship or substituted decision-making, for people with intellectual disability (ID). Article 12 of the CRPD guarantees every person’s right to legal capacity—to make her/his own decisions and have those decisions legally recognized—and specifically requires…

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Tara Anne Pleat, Edward V. Wilcenski & Katy Carpenter, Overview of Guardianship for Individuals with ID (2018)

Tara Anne Pleat, an SDMNY Advisory Council member, together with her co-authors published this article in the Fall 2018 edition of the New York State Bar Association’s Health Law Journal. Here, the co-authors explain some of the issues and controversies surrounding guardianship law and practice with regard to persons with intellectual disabilities (ID) in New…

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