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

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
1:00 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. EST

Cost: Free

Where: Online/Web-based

Sponsored By:

ADA Live! Podcast
from the Southeast ADA Center, Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, and the ADA National Network


Before her rights were taken away, Jenny Hatch had her own apartment, worked, spent time with friends, and went to a church of her choice. After a court ordered her into guardianship, Ms. Hatch found herself in a group home against her will with her cell phone and laptop taken away, cut off from her friends and not allowed to go to her job and church.

On this episode of ADA Live!, Jonathan Martinis discusses his new book,” Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!” Martinis, along with Dr. Peter Blanck, 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. They also show how you can use SDM in your life, with family members, or people you support, including in programs like Special Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Person Centered Planning.

In 2019, the National Council on Disability (NCD) reported that between 45% and 55% of people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (ID/DD) are under some form of guardianship. “Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!” is a practical guide for family members, human service professionals, and people in or facing guardianship.  Martinis and Blanck hope that people with disabilities and their families, friends, and professionals will use this book to help develop customized Supported Decision-Making (SDM) plans that protect the rights of the individual with a disability and empower them to make their own decisions. 

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About ADA Live!

podcast on SoundCloud and free online program by the Southeast ADA Center, one of ten regional ADA Centers in the ADA National Network. ADA Live! focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  ADA Live! airs a new episode (30-45 minutes) on the first Wednesday of each month.

No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources and the complete program schedule and connect to archived shows on and or download podcasts from iTunes - search ADA Live.

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Submit your questions for: Episode 75: Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All!

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ADA Live! produced by the Southeast ADA Center
Phone: 404-541-9001 (voice)
Fax: 404-541-9002
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Phone: 800-949-4232 (voice)

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