Jonathan Martinis is the Senior Director for Law and Policy for the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, leading its efforts to ensure that adults and people with disabilities have access to the services and supports they need to lead independent, inclusive lives.
In 2013, Jonathan represented Margaret “Jenny” Hatch in the “Justice for Jenny” case - the first trial to hold that a person has the right to use Supported Decision-Making to make their own life choices, instead of being subjected to a permanent, plenary guardianship.
Since then, Jonathan, has worked with tens of thousands of people, families, and professional practitioners from across the country on ways to increase education, employment, and independent living for individuals with disabilities.
Join SST-11 and disabilities legal expert, Jonathan Martinis, for a four-part series focused on Education,
Employment, and Independent Living - through Supported Decision-Making. This is a virtual event, offered through Zoom, and sessions will be recorded. All attendees are encouraged to attend each session in its entirety.
Session 1: 10.6.21 Supported Decision-Making: From Justice for Jenny to Justice for All
Session 2: 10.27.21 Special Education & Vocational Rehabilitation *Two time slots! See more info link, below.
Session 3: 11.10.21 Health Care and Life Planning
Session 4: 12.1.21 Bringing it All Together: The Culture of Coordinated Support Model