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Kennedy Center Lectures on Development & Developmental Disabilities (Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Lecture): "Supported Decision-Making: Protecting Rights, Ensuring Choices"

Date: January 18, 2018

Time: 4:10PM to 5:10PM

Location: Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building, 110 Magnolia Circle, Nashville, TN 37203

Event Flyer: Martinis-MLK.pdf


Kennedy Center Lectures on Development & Developmental Disabilities (Martin Luther King, Jr., Commemorative Lecture): Supported Decision-Making: Protecting Rights, Ensuring Choices
Jonathan G. Martinis, J.D., Senior Director for Law and Policy, The Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, 4:10-5:10 p.m.
Room 241, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building

This presentation will introduce the theory and practice of Supported Decision-Making (SDM), where older adults and people with disabilities work with trusted friends, family members, and professionals to understand the situations and choices they face, so they may make their own decisions. SDM is associated with increased self-determination, or life control, which has been linked with improved life outcomes. Thus, SDM may help medical professionals improve patient communication, collaboration, health and wellbeing across the lifecourse.

Advance registration is appreciated. Please register before Jan. 12, 2018,

To watch the live stream of this event: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/867966897

The VKC welcomes persons with disabilities.

Contact kc@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).