ADA Live! Episode 25: The Interplay between Guardianship and the ADA

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
1:00 PM EDT - 1:30 PM EDT

Location of Event (Web or City, State): 

Web - ADA Live! and BlogTalkRadio ADA Live!; real-time captioning available.


WADA "ADA Live!" is a free monthly show broadcast nationally on the Internet by the Southeast ADA Center. "ADA Live!" focuses on rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and airs from 1:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m. (Eastern) on the first Wednesday of each month. No registration is required and real-time captioning is available. ---- Mark Your Calendar – ADA Live! Episode 25: The Interplay between Guardianship and the ADA on Wednesday - October 7 from 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Eastern) and 12:00 Noon-12:30 PM (Central). In this episode, Jonathan Martinis, Legal Director for Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities and the Project Director, National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making will discuss the relationship between guardianship and the ADA. He has over 20 years of experience representing people with disabilities in cases under the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Social Security Act and other civil rights laws. In 2013, he represented Margaret "Jenny" Hatch in the "Justice for Jenny" case, which held that Ms. Hatch has a right to use Supported Decision-Making instead of being subjected to a permanent, plenary guardianship. Topics include: What rights do persons with disabilities have under a guardianship? What are the alternatives to guardianship if I think it’s too restrictive? What is supported decision making? How does it work? What other issues do I need to think about that will enable a person with a disability to live more independently in the community?

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Registration Requirement: 

Not Required

Sponsoring Organization(s) of Event: 

Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center and the ADA National Network


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