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ADA Live! Episode 31: Supported Decision-Making: Continuing the Conversation

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT, April 06, 2016   |   Organized by: Southeast ADA Center


Date/Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT


Jonathan Martinis, Senior Director for Law and Policy at the Burton Blatt Institute and the Project Director, National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making

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Jonathan Martinis' appearance on the October 7th edition of ADA Live, discussing The Interplay between Guardianship and the ADA and Supported Decision-Making was one of our most popular. Because so many people had questions and comments, we're having him back to answer some of the most "Frequently Asked Questions" about Supported Decision-Making. We'll discuss how Supported Decision-Making can help people with disabilities make their own decisions and direct their own lives without the "need" for a guardian and ways to access appropriate supports and services to make that happen

Featured Organization(s): 

National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making

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Jonathan Martinis

Jonathan Martinis, is the Senior Director for Law and Policy, Burton Blatt Institute 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’ 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. He also represented the plaintiffs in Brinn, et al. v. Tidewater Regional Transportation District, the first case to hold that people with disabilities have a right to paratransit transportation on a next-day basis, and Winborne, et al. v. Virginia Lottery, which held that the Lottery must ensure that premises selling Lottery tickets, including private businesses, are accessible to people with disabilities.