Raising Independent Adults:

The Power of Supported Decision-Making

Join us as our Program Director, Ally Walford, and Parent Training Coordinator, Luke Wilson, share their experience of raising independent adults who happen to live with disabilities.

This workshop will compare and contrast the options of Substitute Decision-Making (Guardianship) and Supported Decision-Making, which studies show offers a higher quality of life and satisfaction for those living with disabilities.

Tuesday, Oct. 6th, 10am

This is an online event.

Please register for this event by clicking on the link below:


This event will appear on our Facebook Page via Facebook Live promptly at 7:00 PM.

PEN Program Director, Allicia Walford:

Ally is the Program Director for PEN. She has 15 years of lived experience in Special Education through advocating for her own son and the families she has served. Ally's mission is to educate and empower parents and families who have children with disabilities.

Parent Training Coordinator, Luke Wilson:

Luke is a Parent Training Coordinator for the Parent Education Network (PEN), a Family Network on Disabilities (FND) project. Luke brings over 22-years of experience navigating special education and the systems of care serving youth, families, and adults living with behavioral, developmental, emotional, medical, mental health, substance use, and trauma-related disabilities. Luke leverages his lived experience and skills as a Certified Recovery Peer Specialist (CRPS) and Group Facilitation Specialist (CGFS) to support, educate, and empower other parents of children and youth living with disabilities.