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Supported Decision Making Agreements w/ Anne Applegate
December 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Have you been advised to seek guardianship of your adult child? Are you looking for alternatives to guardianship? Do you wish that there were better alternatives than the ones you’ve seen?
Supported Decision-Making Agreements (SDMAs) are written agreements that give adults the help they need to make choices about their lives. These choices could be about:
- where to live
- what to do during the day
- how to spend money
- when to see a doctor
This webinar will help people understand decision-making laws, including Alaska’s Supported Decision-Making Agreements Act. You will learn about different kinds of support your adult child can use to make choices. We will discuss how SDMAs can work, what makes someone a good supporter for making decisions, and how you and your adult child can take the first steps toward creating and using an SDMA.
Anne Applegate Bio: Anne Applegate graduated from UC Berkeley in 1989 with B.A. in Anthropology; and from UC Hastings College of the Law with a J.D. in 1994. Anne also studied international law in Europe as a visiting scholar. During law school, Anne interned at Disability Rights Wisconsin and was a non-governmental organization delegate to the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna. She was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 1994 and in Alaska in 2000. Anne has been an attorney in solo practice, in a general practice firm, and for the designated Alaska Protection and Advocacy Agency, the Disability Law Center of Alaska. Anne taught Disability Law and Ethics at the University of Alaska’s Center for Human Development. She joined the staff of the Governor’s Council on Disability and Special Education as a Program Coordinator II in 2017 and became the Planner III in 2019. Anne’s interest in Supported Decision-Making began during her tenure at the Disability Law Center. She has been the Alaska state lead on the subject of Supported Decision-Making since 2017.
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