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Supported Decision Making Workshop

March 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Supported Decision Making Workshop
Presented by Emily Berheide, M.Ed., OTR/L and Morgan Whitlatch
Hosted by BCIL Youth Services

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
3:00-4:30pm via Zoom, Reserved for professionals supporting people with disabilities

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
6:30-8 pm via Zoom, Reserved for families and people with disabilities

As most adults know, the transition to adulthood is a process that goes on for many years, not something that magically happens when someone turns 18.  We learn best through practice (including sometimes making mistakes) and from talking to other trusted people in our lives who may be more knowledgeable on certain topics than we are. 

Supported Decision-Making is an approach that allows families to work together to create a plan that will allow the young person to gain skills and confidence in decision-making, while relying on trusted “experts” for guidance and support along the way.  It is also an alternative to guardianship that allows youth to keep their rights while still having support. 

This interactive workshop is an opportunity for teens and their parents to ask questions, share experiences, and learn about Supported Decision-Making. This session will be led by Emily Berheide, M.Ed., OTR/L who is a transition consultant working for the Center for Public Representation to provide information about Supported Decision-Making to families. The workshop will also be led by Morgan Whitlatch, the Director of Supported Decision-Making Initiatives at the Center for Public Representation.  Please check out this website to learn more about Supported Decision-Making: http://supporteddecisions.org or https://www.centerforpublicrep.org.

Please email Kaitlyn Coppola, kcoppola@bostoncil.org, to register, receive the Zoom link, request accommodations, or request an interpreter.

English Registration Form: https://forms.office.com/r/f5Nf0ff5v4
Spanish Registration Form: https://forms.office.com/r/4FwQw6NsxN

Please reach out to request an interpreter by 3/1/2022.



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