Supported Decision-Making New York (SDMNY) began as a pilot in 2016 to build capacity for SDM as an alternative to guardianship for people with I/DD. The project developed a successful 3-phase facilitation process that engaged more than 100 Decision-Makers to create their own SDM Agreements and created an evidentiary base for SDM Agreement legislation which passed and was signed in July 2022.
Currently, SDMNY is operating under a 3-year contract with OPWDD to develop a statewide service delivery infrastructure, with the NY Alliance as a continuing collaborator.
This webinar will provide an overview of SDM as a legal and less restrictive alternative to guardianship, information about the SDMNY project goals and implementation, and how agencies can become partners in the initiative and/or connect individuals with disabilities to the SDMNY Facilitation process.
Naomi Brickel, Director, SDMNY
Jennifer Ivery, Sr. Director of Communications & Project Management, NY Alliance & Senior Mentor, SDMNY
Ann Hardiman, Chief Innovation Officer, NY Alliance