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Webinar: Finding the Right Fit - Supported Decision Making as a Less Restrictive Option


In this webinar attendees will learn about the benefits of using Supported Decision Making (SDM) as an alternative to guardianship.

In this interview, we’ll talk with Johnathan Gardner, who has lived experience with SDM and is the co-chair of the Massachusetts SDM Coalition, and Morgan K. Whitlatch, the Director of SDM Initiatives at the D.C. office of the Center for Public Representation. We will discuss the importance of less restrictive alternatives to guardianship and how SDM can be practically applied to help people make their own decisions.  We will also talk about how SDM can be used by courts as an alternative to guardianship even if no SDM law exists in their state.


  • Angela Sager, Senior Court Management Consultant, Court Consulting Services, National  Center for State Courts
  • Diane Robinson, Principal Court Research Associate, National Center for State Courts


  • Johnathan Gardner, Massachusetts Developmental Disability Council member and co-chair of the Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making Coalition who has lived experience with SDM
  • Morgan K. Whitlatch, Director of Supported Decision-Making Initiatives, Center for Public Representation, Washington, D.C.

Register today.

For more information, email Angela Sager.