2018 TASH Conference has ended
Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Be Creative - Innovative Solutions for an Inclusive Life,” reminds us to think outside the box during times of uncertainty. Creativity, innovation, and determination can pave the way for meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disabilities.

Wednesday, November 28 • 2:45pm - 5:00pm
An Exploration of Supported Decision-Making: Lessons Learned from Pilot Projects Seating Available

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The Center for Public Representation has initiated six Supported Decision-Making pilot projects, consulted with other pilots, and has established a Supported Decision-Making training and technical assistance center in Massachusetts. The Center's initial pilot was one of the first in the United States. Supported Decision-Making has been a transformative option for the people we have worked with. However, to successfully use the model, we must confront and address the challenging issues that arise with the use of Supported Decision-Making. Such issues include: selection of supporters (including use of paid staff as supporters); the dignity of risk; interactions with health care providers and other third parties; cultural norms; use of the model in states without a Supported Decision-Making law; and degree of disability. In this workshop, we will offer practical, creative, and culturally competent solutions to these complex issues based on our experience operating our Supported Decision-Making pilot projects. The workshop will be in three parts: (1) Describing Center for Public Representation's work with individuals with disabilities, families, and agencies on Supported Decision-Making, (2) Discussion of what has been learned from these experiences and the challenging issues that have arisen, using the stories of participants in our pilots, and (3) Appraising implications for future work on Supported Decision-Making.

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Michael Kendrick

Director, Kendrick Consulting International

Wednesday November 28, 2018 2:45pm - 5:00pm
Salon G - Lower Level 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97201

Attendees (30)