April 18th, 2017 by The Arc of Indiana
Webinar Hosted by The Arc Center for Future Planning
Because medical decisions often need to be made in stressful situations, involve complex information, and require weighing of significant risk, planning is important. There are many ways that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) can receive support to make decisions about the health care they want to receive.
In this webinar, Clarissa Kripke, MD, will discuss how doctors and other medical professionals can create an environment that empowers people with I/DD to make health care decisions using supported decision-making tools. Samantha Crane and Kelly Israel, attorneys at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, will discuss the legal framework for supported decision-making in health care settings, how people with I/DD can use supported decision-making to have their preferences honored, how to build a network of supporters, and what agreements should be put in place before decisions need to be made.