Kaiden is a proud 2022 graduate of Redford Union High School in Michigan. He will be attending a local community college in the fall to study education and human services. As a young adult with an Asperger’s diagnosis, Kaiden found advocating for himself as well as others allowed him to participate in activities that may not have been available to him otherwise. Several years with The Boys Theater of Detroit gave Kaiden the confidence of public speaking and tackling his stage fright. He has been honored to work with the Detroit Chapter of the NAACP and the Living and Learning Enrichment Center of Northville, shadowing a Camp Counselor. Kaiden also worked in the Center’s Mod Market where they employ and train individuals with special needs. In his free time, Kaiden enjoys bike riding, going to the movies, going out to eat, and spending time with family and friends.
Read Kaiden’s presentation on supported decision-making. He discusses the difference between supported decision-making and guardianship and looks at tools to address decision-making concerns. The presentation concludes with real life examples of supporting young adults in making decisions.