Loading…

Please Register Here:  https://2018f2fconference.eventbrite.com

FREE registration available to first 150 family members/youth with disabilities that pre-register

3 CEUs (no ethics) available for social workers/licensed professional counselors

3 CPE credits for educators

View analytic
Saturday, January 27 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Guardianship Reforms: A legal explanation to self-determination in the real world LIMITED

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Limited Capacity seats available

This training will focus on alternatives to guardianship such as supported decision-making and supports and services which could be utilized to avoid the necessity of a guardianship. To prepare students with disabilities for supported decision-making and other alternatives to guardianship, educational programs must be developed to help students maximize their self-determination and engage in meaningful decision-making. The presentation will include: 1) An overview of guardianship reforms in Texas and nationally, self-determination and supported decision-making as an alternative to guardianship including the means to avoid the necessity of obtaining a guardianship for persons with disabilities and its ability to enhance the self-determination and independence of persons with disabilities; 2) The necessity of developing individual education plans designed to train students with disabilities on self-determination and decision-making as part of transition services; and 3) Recommendations on how alternatives to guardianship can be incorporated into transition planning including access to supports and services.

Speakers
JM

Jeffrey Miller, JD

Policy Specialist, Disability Rights Texas
Jeffrey S. Miller, JD Jeff has held various policy related positions at Disability Rights Texas (DRTx) starting in 2006, including work in the areas of health care access, community integration, and special education. He is currently a Policy Specialist focusing various issues in... Read More →


Saturday January 27, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Room 605