Supported Decision-Making: Providing An Alternative to Guardianship and Protecting Human Rights.

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Judge Kristin Booth Glen, a member of our Board of Directors, lawyer, jurist, and educator presented on Supported Decision-Making and how it relates to Project Guardianship’s Mission and work at our latest Board Meeting.

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Project Guardianship is invested in protecting the human right of every person to make his/her own decisions, regardless of disability. Our organization understands that functional capacity fluctuates, and that individuals exist on varying levels of this spectrum. Supported Decision-Making (SDM) provides a less-restrictive alternative to guardianship, and advances human rights and principles enumerated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), by affording persons with disabilities the supports they need to retain autonomy and make decisions about their lives.

Presenter: Kristin Booth Glen, University Professor (Ret.) and Dean Emerita, CUNY School of Law. Surrogate, NY County (Ret.). Director, Supported Decision-Making New York.

This conversation took place on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022.