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Webinar – “Supported Decision-Making and Dignity of Risk”


Friday, February 16, 2024    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Type

Free webinar providing an overview and a parent and self-advocate perspective on what supported decision-making looks like in Illinois

Join Connect to Community for “Supported Decision-Making and Dignity of Risk” on Zoom on Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Supported decision-making is an alternative to guardianship for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities who need some assistance in making decisions. It allows the individual to make choices about their own life with help from a chosen team of friends, family members or professionals who serve as supporters.

Dignity of risk is a concept that encourages caregivers to respect the right of an individual to take reasonable risks, and perhaps make mistakes, on their path to self-determination and self-esteem.

Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission Director of Programs Teresa Parks will give an overview of what supported decision-making looks like in Illinois.

Parent advocate Diane Compton and self-advocate Erin Compton will also share their perspectives.

The webinar is free but you must register by Feb. 14 on Zoom.

Register for Supported Decision-Making and Dignity of Risk.