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This event is for teachers, administrators, and interpreters serving Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind, Visually Impaired, and/or DeafBlind students.

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Tuesday, March 14 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Andrew’s Journey to Supported Decision Making: Developing Independence in Real Time LIMITED

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Supported Decision Making allows an individual to make choices about their life for themselves. These decisions might be where to eat dinner or where they want to live and work. Supported Decision Making empowers the person while still providing the support and input needed from a team of their choosing. Presenters will discuss how to encourage choice making across the lifespan, different ways to provide choices, and how to build the capacity to make choices. An example of a social story will be included to demonstrate how to make this process accessible to all individuals. Participants will learn about the process one family has chosen for their young adult son, who is Deaf-Blind, to pursue Supported Decision Making. The importance and benefits of this choice will be discussed along with strategies and ideas for implementation. Participants will be encouraged to come ready for discussion!

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Minnie Lambert

Minnie Lambert is parent to Andrew, a young adultwith CHARGE Syndrome. She also is a sittingmember of the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation's Board of Directors and a Family Education Specialistfor South Carolina's Parent Training Information Center, Family Connection of SC. Minnie is passionateabout... Read More →
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Krista-Leigh Olsen

Krista Olsen is a Technical Assistant, TVI, and Early Interventionist for SC School for the Deaf andBlind and the SC Statewide Deaf-Blind Project. She has been working in the field of visualimpairment for 15 years. Her passions include; Transition, Communication, and Assessment.

Tuesday March 14, 2023 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT