Dr. Karrie Shogren (KS UCEDD) Testifies Before U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

March 29, 2023

On March 30, Dr. Karrie Shogren of the Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities will testify in Washington, DC before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging at a briefing titled, "Guardianship and Alternatives: Protection and Empowerment." Dr. Shogren, Director of the Kansas UCEDD, will be testifying about her work on the Supported Decision-Making Inventory that she has developed and the relationship to guardianship. The briefing will be livestreamed at 10:00 AM ET.

View the livestream.

The panel will be moderated by Robert P. Casey, Jr., Chairman, and Mike Braun, Ranking Member.


  • Dr. Tina Paone, Professor and Licensed Therapist, Lansdale, PA
  • Mr. Ryan King, Guardianship Reform Advocate, Accompanied by Ms. Susie King, Ryan's Mother, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Nick Parker, Staff Attorney, Adult Guardianship Office, Indiana Office of Court Services, Indiana Supreme Court, Indianapolis, IN
  • Dr. Karrie Shogren, Director, Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities, Lawrence, KS