Decision-Making for Adults with Disabilities

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

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Control over your finances involves making many decisions – for example, when you buy a car, choose an apartment, or negotiate a salary. But you don’t have to make those decisions by yourself – in fact, many of us use a network of support, including family, friends, and trusted advisors. In this webinar we’ll discuss the differences among supported decision-making, representative payee, guardianship, and powers of attorney.

Attendees will learn:

  • Different ways people with disabilities can get help in decision-making about health care and money;
  • How to incorporate supported decision-making;
  • Ways to self-advocate for the control in decisions you want and need; and
  • Practical next steps and resources for help.

This session is part of Money Talks, a free webinar series on financial empowerment for people with disabilities hosted by Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation (PATF). Learn more at


  • Kelly Darr, Legal Director at Disability Rights Pennsylvania
  • David Gates, Senior Attorney, Pennsylvania Health Law Project
  • Nancy Murray, Senior Vice President, Achieva and President, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh


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