When an individual with a developmental disability becomes an adult, Guardianship is something you should consider. In many States, the law will see the individual as an adult able to make decisions on their own. If you have a child with a disability who many never have the ability to make legal decisions on their own, the following information are links on guardianship and what you need to know about them.
Does my child need a guardianship?– Special Needs Alliance
Guardianship– Cincinnati Children’s
Guardianship: A basic understanding for parents– Parenting Special Needs
Guardianship and adult children with developmental disabilities-ICHE
Legal guardianship and your adult child with disabilities– A day in our shoes
My child with a disability is an adult- Now what? – Parenting NH
Special needs children turning 18 years old– Today’s Caregiver
Understanding guardianship for adults with special needs– Protected Tomorrows
When your child turns 18: A guide to special needs guardianship– Friendship Circle
Guardianship- State Specific Requirements
Each State has it own requirements for Guardianship, click on your State below to find more information:
Great information for families to consider. Many individuals are able to be independent and make their own decisions. For some, guardianship is necessary for their health and safety. It can be a difficult decision for parents to make. It’s critical for parents to understand all of the ramifications of obtaining guardianship. Thanks for sharing!
You are welcome Amelia. I am glad you find the information useful. Guardianship becomes especially important as children with disabilities become older