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Webinar – “Supported Decision-Making”


Tuesday, August 9, 2022    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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A free webinar for individuals who want to learn about supported decision-making, a new alternative to guardianship in Illinois

Join The Arc of Illinois’ Illinois Lifespan Program (ILS) Lunchtime Webinar series via Zoom for “Supported Decision-Making” on Aug. 9 from 12 to 1 p.m.

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
  • Have not been determined to need a guardian by a court

Presenters Teresa Parks, Krescene Beck and Adam Wiser will provide an overview of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission and the legislative background of the Supported Decision-Making Act.

Participants will also learn about the key components of the Supported Decision-Making Act, including Supporter Duties, Supporter Prohibitions and the Supported Decision-Making Agreement.

The webinar will also include:

  • Examples of supported decision-making at work
  • Hearing a self-advocate’s perspective
  • Supported decision-making resources

Adam Wiser is the project director for the Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance, Inc. (The Alliance).

Krescene Beck has a lifetime of experience supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and is part of the Illinois Self-Advocacy Alliance as well as a co-director with Blue Tower Solutions, Inc.

Teresa Parks, MSW, NCG, is the deputy director of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission as well as director of the commission’s Human Rights Authority.

Sign up online to attend and get more information about the presenters. The event asks that you sign up in advance.