Supported Decision-Making and other Alternatives to Guardianship Training
Keeping individuals with Disabilities and Older Adults in Charge of their lives

Friday, February 28, 10-4:00

Best Western Premier Park Hotel

22 S Carroll St, Madison WI 53703

This training is FREE but registration is required (Lunch provided)

Registration is now open:

Wisconsin’s Supported Decision-Making Law took effect in Spring of 2018. Supported Decision-Making is one alternative to guardianship that allows people with disabilities and older adults to retain their legal rights.

This statewide training will cover:

  • What Supported Decision-Making is
  • What alternatives to guardianship are available in Wisconsin
  • How to use Supported Decision-Making strategies, both as an alternative to guardianship and within existing guardianships
  • Legal responsibilities of Supported Decision-Making
  • Stories of how Wisconsin residents have used Supported Decision-Making

This statewide training is for:

  • Person with a disability/older adult
  • Family member and/or guardian of a person with a disability or older adult
  • Aging and Disability Resource Center Staff
  • Managed Care and IRIS staff
  • Department of Health Services employees
  • Department of Public Instruction Employees
  • Department of Workforce Development Employees
  • Educators
  • Children’s Long-Term Care Staff
  • Health Care Providers
  • Service Providers
  • Other Professionals (please describe)
  • Professional guardians
  • Attorneys
  • Judges

If you have any questions or need to cancel, please contact Fil Clissa at 608.266.5395 or email at

Parking Information: 

The Best Western Premier Park Hotel has limited valet parking but there are several parking garages in the area.