Episode 75 Resources: Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!

December 4, 2019
Recording and Transcripts Episode 75: Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!
Link: adalive.org/episode75


Justice for Jenny Hatch Resources

  • Book: Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!
    Written by Jonathan Martinis and Dr. Peter Blanck
    This electronic book is available for purchase on Amazon.com (Kindle). It tells Jenny’s story, including how she lost her rights under guardianship and how she won them back when she showed the court that she uses Supported Decision-Making (SDM) to make her own decisions with help from people she trusts. NOTE: If you need help buying a copy of his book, please e-mail the author, Jonathan Martinis, at jgmartin@law.syr.edu.
    Source: Amazon
    Link: amazon.com/gp/product/B07YQCK2VX
  • Jenny Hatch Justice Project
    Provides advocacy, information, research and education by giving people with disabilities, families, advocates, attorneys, professionals the tools they need to protect and promote the rights of people with disabilities to make their own choices and determine their paths and directions in life.
    Source: Jenny Hatch Justice Project, Quality Trust
    Link: jennyhatchjusticeproject.org

    How to Contact the Jenny Hatch Justice Project
    Phone: 202-448-1448
    Email: JHJP@dcqualitytrust.org
  • Justice for Jenny Trial – Legal Documents and Testimony
    After a year of litigation and six days of trial, Jenny Hatch won the right to make decisions for herself, using Supported Decision-Making to direct her life to the maximum of her abilities and choose where to live, what to do and who to see.
    Source: Jenny Hatch Justice Project
    Link: jennyhatchjusticeproject.org/trial

Supported Decision-Making Resources

  • National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making
    This project brings together many partners to ensure that all relevant stakeholder groups work together including older adults, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), family members, advocates, professionals and providers.
    Source: Quality Trust
    Link: supporteddecisionmaking.org
  • Supported Decision Making Resource List
    Source: Southeast ADA Center
    Link: adalive.org/episode31_resources
  • FAQs about Supported Decision-Making
    A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and answers about supported decision making and the legal rights of people with disabilities. (PDF file, 3 pages)
    Source: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    Link: aclu.org/other/faqs-about-supported-decision-making
  • Brainstorming Guide to Supported Decision-Making
    This tool can help people think about the ways they are already using supported decision-making, and think about new ways it could help the person with a disability learn to make their own safe, informed choices. (PDF file, 3 pages)
    Source: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    Link: aclu.org/other/brainstorming-guide-supported-decision-making
  • Guardianship Laws in My State
    Learn more about supported decision-making in your state.
    Source: Quality Trust
    Link: supporteddecisionmaking.org/states
  • National Guardianship Association Position Statement on Supported Decision-Making
    (PDF file, 2 pages)
    Source: National Guardianship Association
    Link: guardianship.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/SDM-Position-Statement-9-20-17.pdf
  • Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making Resources
    Source: American Bar Association
    Link: americanbar.org/groups/law_aging/resources/guardianship_law_practice
  • Disability and Guardianship Project (California)
    Their mission is to promote access to justice for adults with cognitive and communication disabilities who are involved in guardianship proceedings and to promote viable alternatives to guardianship.
    Source: Spectrum Institute
    Link: spectruminstitute.org/guardianship

Learn More about Supported Decision Making

Webinars and Podcasts

ADA Live Podcasts

  • Episode 25: The Interplay between Guardianship and the ADA
    Jonathan Martinis discusses the relationship between guardianship and the ADA. Podcast Release Date: October 7, 2015.
    Source: Southeast ADA Center
    Link: www.adalive.org/episode25
  • Episode 31: Supported Decision-Making: Continuing the Conversation
    Jonathan Martinis' appearance on the October 7th edition of ADA Live, discussing “The Interplay between Guardianship and the ADA and Supported Decision-Making” was one of our most popular. Because so many people had questions and comments, we're having him back to answer some of the most "Frequently Asked Questions" about Supported Decision-Making. Podcast Release Date: April 6, 2016.
    Source: Southeast ADA Center
    Link: adalive.org/episode31



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