UNCG Research

Supported decision-making

Free event on guardianship alternatives for adults with disabilities

Posted on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Savannah Hutko.

Beyond Academics photo by Chris English

Join N.C. Representative Jean Farmer-Butterfield for a presentation on Supported Decision-Making for adults with disabilities.

Historically, individuals with cognitive disabilities and mental health issues have been placed under legal guardianship, restricting their right to make their own choices about life issues such as work, marriage, health care, and where to live.

By contrast, Supported-Decision Making (SDM) offers an opportunity for many adults with disabilities to make their own decisions. SDM, which respects fundamental human and legal rights, is receiving growing support in the international community.

Learn more about this guardianship alternative on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at UNCG. The free event takes place between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Click here to read more about the event and register.

Click here to watch the livestream of the event.

The event is supported by The Arc of North Carolina, UNCG Beyond Academics, The Arc of Greensboro, The Arc of Davidson County, The Arc of High Point, and The Enrichment Center. Representative Farmer Butterfield (N.C. District 24) is the Senior Director of LIFEguardianship Supports and Services at the Arc of North Carolina and has served as a legislator in the N.C. House of Representatives since 2003.