Guardianship is Not the Only Option: Supported Decision-Making for People with Disabilities and Their Families

On Wednesday, June 26, 2024, Disability Rights Center – NH and Attorney Kerri Tasker hosted a free one hour Zoom discussion about supported decision-making (SDM), guardianship, and other alternatives to guardianship and how these can inhibit or promote the voices of people with disabilities.

Topics covered included:

  • Guardianship and its impact on a person’s rights and liberties.
  • Less restrictive alternatives to guardianship
  • The process to modify or terminate a guardianship.
  • Common questions related to supported decision-making:
    • What happens in an emergency?
    • What if a facility or business refuses to follow a SDM agreement?
    • How do I get started with SDM?
  • Additional information and resources

Event Recording & Materials

This event, including live captioning and ASL interpreting, was supported by the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities.

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Disability Rights Center – New Hampshire is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers for people with disabilities across New Hampshire. DRC is the federally designated protection and advocacy agency for New Hampshire and has authority under federal law to conduct investigations in cases of probable abuse or neglect.

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