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What to Know About Supported Decision-Making & Other Options for Adulthood Webinar

Supported decision-making (SDM) allows individuals with disabilities to make choices about their own lives with support from a team of people. Individuals with disabilities choose people they know and trust to be part of a support network to help with decision-making. Supported decision-making is an alternative to guardianship. Guardians make decisions for the person with a disability. However, supported decision-making allows the person with the disability to make his or her own decisions instead of having someone else make them for him or her.

This webinar presentation will provide introductory information on the concept of supported decision-making and other options for adulthood. This webinar will be presented by Melissa Keyes, Legal Director for Indiana Disability Rights which provides legal services to individuals with disabilities.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EST/10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CST

If you need closed-captioning services in order to participate in
this webinar, you will need to register by Monday, January 28, 2019.

Please register online (see below) by 4:00 p.m. EST on Monday, February 4, 2019. Please note that if fewer than 3 registrations are received, the workshop may be canceled. In the event that the webinar is canceled, registered participants will be notified.

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The workshop is free and open to the public. This webinar is hosted by Cathy Boswell and Jill Summerlot, IN*SOURCE Regional Program Specialists. Certificates of Participation will be provided within 2 weeks of the webinar. 

For more information, please contact Cathy Boswell at  (800) 322-4433 or by email at

About Melissa Keyes

Melissa Keyes is the Legal Director for Indiana Disability Rights, the state’s protection and advocacy agency that provides legal services to individuals with disabilities.  Melissa received her law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.  She was the Editor-in-Chief for the Indiana Health Law Review, Volume 8, and was selected as the 2010 Program on Law and State Government Fellow.  During law school, Melissa served as a research and policy consultant to the Autism Society of Indiana.  Before becoming an attorney, Melissa worked at Riley Hospital for Children in the autism clinic as a research specialist at which time she earned her Master’s degree in clinical psychology.