Free Webinar - Supported Decision-Making: Planning for Medical Decision-Making

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Description: 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.

Agenda: Speaker Bios:
Dr. Clarissa Kripke, MD, FAAFP is Director of the Office of Developmental Primary Care in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kripke runs CART Services, an interdisciplinary mobile consult team. The CART Services team provides clinical consultation and technical assistance to build the capacity of the health care system to serve transition age youth and adults with developmental disabilities. The team applies neurodiversity and social model concepts to the practice of medicine.

Samantha Crane is Director of Public Policy at ASAN’s national office. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Samantha previously served as staff attorney at the Bazelon Center of Mental Health Law, focusing on enforcing the right to community integration as established by the Supreme Court in Olmstead v. L.C., and as an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart, & Sullivan, L.L.P. From 2009 to 2010, Samantha served as law clerk to the Hon. Judge William H. Yohn at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Kelly Israel is a Policy Analyst at ASAN’s national office. She, under Samantha Crane, works to advance the legal, legislative and administrative policy objectives of ASAN. She is a graduate of American University, Washington College of Law and served as student attorney in its Disability Rights Law Clinic. In that capacity, she was legal counsel for clients with disabilities in a wide variety of cases, including special education and ADA reasonable accommodations issues. She has also worked for other public interest organizations on the death penalty and on guardianship in the United States. Her chief interests are the education of children with disabilities, supported decision-making as a viable alternative to guardianship, and the over-criminalization of people with developmental disabilities.
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