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Transition Resource Fair
September 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Transition to Adult Services for Youth with Disabilities
As youth (14-22 years old) move into adulthood, they and their families have many choices regarding services. This transition fair provides the opportunity to learn more about what options are available.
Resource Fair (6:00-8:30 pm)
- Supporting Self-Determination/Self-Advocacy
- Living Options
- Day Programs, Employment & College
Presentation: Supported Decision-Making (English: 6:30-7:15 pm / Spanish: 7:30-8:15 pm)
Supported Decision-Making (SDM) is an alternative to conservatorship that allows adults with disabilities to direct their own lives. With the assistance of people they trust, people with disabilities are able to better understand information, make their own decisions, and communicate their desires. This talk provides an introduction to Supported Decision-Making principles.
Presenter: Patricia Mejia
- CART Services Community Liaison/Program Manager
- Office of Developmental Primary Care at UCSF
Patricia Mejía has over 25 years experience working in the disability field. Her areas of expertise include case management, multicultural outreach and support, education and training, and project coordination. She is the parent of a 31-year old daughter who has multiple disabilities.