Supported Decision Making Hui

A human right and in practice

Auckland Disability Law (ADL) invites you to register now for The Conversation: Supported Decision Making Hui on Wednesday 20 April and Thursday 21 st April at Waipuna Hotel & Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Successful supported decision making empowers disabled people to make their own decisions and have control over their lives, on an equal basis with others, and is consistent with Article 12 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).

This positive Conversation is one part of a much bigger journey in relation to supported decision making. It is for people with experience of supported decision making, and their support people, family and whānau; and disability and community organisations and agencies. Everyone needs support when making decisions. Some people need a more targeted circle of support and tools to assist them to make decisions about their own lives. Supported decision making from this perspective is about nothing about us, without us. With this vision our hui has much on offer and includes

Plenary Discussion Panels on:

  • Supported Decision Making in NZ 2016: How does it look and feel?
  • Supported Decision Making and the Law: Working with what we’ve got.
  • Supported Decision Making – Who gets to hold the remote?
  • Supported Decision Making and Mental Health.

Presentationand Workshop Sessions include:

Technology to enable supported decision making: Focuses on an app for support workers to learn strategies on how to implement and engage in supported decision making with their clients.

Welfare Guardianship to Supported Decision Making: What is the reality? What is the hope? Can supported decision making co-exist alongside the current law?

My Life. My Decisions: Focuses on stories of those making the decisions and how support networks can be initiated, developed and facilitated.

Getting Started with Supported Decision Making: Session primarily for disabled people and their supporters.

Negotiating Supported Decision Making through a Dementia Lens: A panel discussion.

Putting People Receiving Services in the Driver’s Seat: Discusses advocacy, assessments and a working advocacy groups

Hear our Voices we Entreat: An insight into ways to communicate effectively with cognitively impaired, non-verbal adult family members.

For more details about registration, please contact Preetha Suresh, at ADL, on 09-257-5140 or at info@adl.org.nz .

Registration will close on 6 April 2016 unless we reach hui capacity before this date.

Thanks to ADL for this information

Ross Flood