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Supported Decision Making
When parenting a child with mental health needs, or any other disability, parents inevitably reach a time when they ask, "what happens when my child becomes an adult?" Join us to hear from Tamara Jackson, of the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, as she explains guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision making.

Sep 27, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Tamara Jackson
legislative liaison and public policy strategist @Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Tami is the legislative liaison and public policy strategist for the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Tami brings more than fifteen years of public policy experience to her work with the legislature, Governor’s office, state agencies, and grassroots advocates on a wide variety of issues including guardianship and alternatives to guardianship, civil rights, Medicaid, long term care, and non-driver transportation. Tami led the team of advocates that developed and worked to pass Wisconsin’s Supported Decision-Making agreement legislation and serves the state as one of the lead trainers on Wisconsin Supported Decision Making law. Most recently, Tami led effort to establish a new law that will require prospective guardians to access free, plain language training on guardianship and alternatives to guardianship—including supported decision making—before they are appointed