The Maine Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) is dedicated to ensuring that citizens with disabilities have control over their lives and environments with equal access to option, opportunities, and choices, as do all citizens
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In July the Probate Court Code will be changing. This will include adult guardianship. Shared Decision Making will have to be explored as an alternative before guardianship is considered.
There is a website with more information about what Shared Decision Making is and what it entails:
OADS and DRME are having trainings around the state for people interested in learning more about it. If you have transition aged students or clients that this may impact, you may want to share this training opportunity with them, their families, supports, etc. Here is the link: