DRM Announces Supported Decision-Making Workshops for CBHS Providers

Posted on January 02, 2019

The Office of Child and Family Services invites you to participate in a training offered by Disability Rights Maine (DRM) regarding Supported Decision-Making and recent legislative changes to Maine’s Probate Code.

Supported Decision-Making (SDM), an alternative to guardianship, allows people with disabilities to retain their decision-making capacity by choosing supports to help them make choices.

This training will provide information about SDM and how it and other less restrictive alternatives are incorporated into the new Probate Code, which goes into effect in July 2019. Additionally, these workshops will provide practical information related to the use of self-determination goals (self-advocacy, goal setting, decision-making, and self-awareness) as part of the planning process for youth.

Training dates and locations are listed below. All trainings will take place from 9am-11am. To register, please send an email with your name and the training you wish to attend to Linda Leighton at lleighton@drme.org.

We look forward to seeing you in 2019!

South Portland

Friday, January 11, 2019
Congregation Bet Ha’am
81 Westbrook St, So. Portland


Friday, January 18, 2019
Ramada Inn
357 Odlin Rd, Bangor


Friday, January 25, 2019
Bangor Savings Bank
5 Senator Way, Augusta

Presque Isle

Friday, February 1, 2019
66 Spruce St, Presque Isle
*NOTE: This location has a no perfume or cologne policy that is strictly enforced.


Friday, February 8, 2019
University of Maine at Augusta - Rockland Center
91 Camden St, Suite 402, Rockland


Friday, February 15, 2019
Ramada Hotel & Conference Center
490 Pleasant St, Lewiston