Webinar – “Supported Decision-Making in Illinois: What Is It and How Does It Work?”
Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
A free webinar about the Supported Decision-Making Act (Public Act 102-0614) that becomes effective Feb. 27, 2022
Family Matters Parent Training & Information Center (FMPTIC) is hosting “Supported Decision-Making in Illinois: What Is It and How Does It Work?” on Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Presenter Teresa Parks is the Deputy Director of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission as well as Director of the Commission’s Human Rights Authority. She is also the parent of an adult son with disabilities.
Parks will provide an overview of the Supported Decision-Making Act (Public Act 102-0614) that becomes effective Feb. 27, 2022. Under the act, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can name a supporter to assist with decisions in identified areas of their lives such as:
- Assisting with finances
- Finding a place to live
- Medical decisions
- Educational decisions
- Finding work
The presentation will also review the contents of a Supported Decision-Making Agreement and provide examples of how supported decision-making works.
Supported decision-making is considered an alternative to guardianship for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who maintain a range of decision-making capacity, need some assistance with decisions and have not been determined to need a guardian by a court.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.