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Human Development Institute

University Center for
Excellence in Disabilities

HDI Community Training Event

Supported Decision-Making and Guardianship

Date: September 28, 2018

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST

Presenters: Laura Butler, Camille Collins, Bill Dolan

Continuing Education Units: This program is presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. CRC credit hours are pending for Rehabilitation Counseling.

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Location: UK Coldstream Research Campus Human Development Institute Training Room 1525 Bull Lea Road, Lexington KY 40511

This seminar provides an introduction to supported decision-making (SDM) and guardianship. The presentation will explain SDM, as well as discuss guardianship laws and practices. Practical implications of SDM and guardianship in employment, health care, education, and community integration will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives:
1. Be able to define supported decision-making as a means of increasing independence and overall well-being for people and as an alternative to guardianship.
2. Identify practical uses for supported decision-making and guardianship across the lifespan.
3. Understand the guardianship process in the courts, including the process of modifying or terminating guardianship.
4. Develop an understanding of the role, as defined by regulation and statues, of guardianship.
5. Become familiar with the pros and cons of both supported decision-making and guardianship and understand how to evaluate the potential benefits of each option for an individual situation.