Debunking the Myths of Supported Decision-Making and Guardianship

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The Arc is hosting a webinar about the importance of self-determination for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). During the webinar, presenters will discuss how people with I/DD can build self-determination skills and maintain control over their own lives. Participants will learn about guardianship, including the obstacles it presents, and will also hear about some less restrictive decision-making alternatives. 


  • Morgan Whitlatch is the Legal Director of Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities, a non-profit advocacy organization that has advanced the interests of people with developmental disabilities since 2002. She is also the Lead Project Director of the National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making.
  • As Senior Director of National Initiatives, Shawn Ullman leads The Arc's individual and family support initiatives, which seek to provide reliable information and assistance to people with I/DD, their family members, and the professionals who support them on topics such as navigating special education and disability services, healthy aging, housing, decision-making, financial planning, and healthy relationships.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm EDT
The Arc
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