2014 TASH Regional Conference
September 10, 2014
“Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination” will use the “Justice for Jenny” case as a backdrop to discuss Supported Decision-Making and other alternatives to guardianship. Jenny Hatch’s landmark case is particularly relevant to young adults with disabilities preparing to exit high school. In 2013, a judge rejected a guardianship request from Jenny Hatch’s parents that would have kept her in a group home against her will. Martinis was Jenny’s attorney for the case. Supported Decision-Making can be defined as a set of connections, actions, and plans developed to foster people’s rights to exercise their legal capacity.
Presenter, Jonathan Martinis, was the attorney representing Jenny Hatch.
Promoting Self Determined Futures is a one-day TASH regional conference. Its focus is on evidence-based practices in facilitating and supporting self direction as a tool for improved transition processes and results for youth with significant disabilities.
Promoting Self Determined Futures is co-hosted by the Southeast TACE, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, Georgia State University Center for Leadership in Disability.
To learn more and to register, CLICK HERE.