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.

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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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