Speakers and agenda for 2019 Supported Decision-Making Symposium announced

The National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making, a project led by Quality Trust, has just announced the speakers and agenda for its 2019 Supported Decision-Making Symposium from June 10-11, 2019, at American University Washington College of Law.

To see our lineup of notable speakers, please download a copy of the agenda here: AGENDA – NRC-SDM June 10-11 Symposium (rev. 05.29.19)

Registration is FREE but required. Space is limited, so please register today by completing the Registration Form and returning it to mwhitlatch@dcqualitytrust.org. 

For more information, please visit www.supporteddecisionmaking.org

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Registration is open for Supported Decision-Making Symposium

Registration is open for the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making Symposium, “Taking Stock and Forging Ahead.” The two-day symposium is on Monday – Tuesday, June 10 and 11, 2019, at American University Washington College of Law (4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016).

This Symposium has the following goals:

To review the progress and achievements in implementing SDM as a primary decision-making support tool. To share what has been learned about the impact of SDM in the lives of real people. To examine the challenges of implementing SDM … Read More »

Choosing a Service Provider for a Family Member

There are hundreds of providers in Maryland and DC who offer home and community-based support services funded by Medicaid Waivers. How do you go about connecting with and choosing those with the capabilities to meet your family member’s needs?

Don’t miss this valuable session! It is FREE, but space is limited, so we require registration. Sign up here: https://QualityTrustforIndividualswithDisabilities.networkforgood.com/events/11891-choosing-a-service-provider

After an overview of the types of support services available to people with developmental disabilities, we will discuss what to look for when researching and selecting a provider. We … Read More »

Supported Decision Making Training

Would you like to learn more about Supported Decision Making? We are hosting a session on Tuesday, August 21st at Tenleytown-Friendship Library where you can learn more!

You can learn about the new D.C. law on Supported Decision Making and how it affects you. Click on the flyer below to learn more about the sessions. If you have any questions, or would like to RSVP, please contact Jessica Bronson at: jbronson@dcqualitytrust.org.

 

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Victory in Advancing the “Right to Make Choices”

We are pleased to announce another victory for Supported Decision-Making in the District of Columbia! 

For the first time in D.C., a guardianship of a senior has been terminated in favor of Supported Decision-Making, thanks to the work of Quality Trust’s Jenny Hatch Justice Project.  When people use Supported Decision-Making, they work with friends, family members, and others they trust to help them understand the situations they face, so they can make their own decisions.

Please help us spread the word about this victory in advancing the … Read More »

Landmark Law Advances the Rights of D.C. Residents with Disabilities

We are pleased to announce that the District of Columbia now has a new law that recognizes and promotes the decision-making rights of its residents who live with disabilities!

The Disability Services Reform Amendment Act of 2018 became official law on May 5, 2018.  This important law will move the District forward in respecting the rights and dignity of all of its residents by reforming civil commitment for people with intellectual disabilities, recognizing Supported Decision-Making Agreements across the lifespan, and requiring the DC Department on Disability … Read More »

NCD Beyond Guardianship Report

So excited to share the new report from NCD on decision-making and people with disabilities that Quality Trust had the privilege to assist with. NCD did a great job of framing the human rights and self-determination issues associated with over-reliance on guardianship as a preferred support for decision-making. This will help advance the national conversation on Supported Decision-Making and expand options for people.

Please take a moment to look at the report here: https://ncd.gov/publications/2018/beyond-guardianship-toward-alternatives

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