Guardianship

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:

Alabama

Alaska

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania 

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee 

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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25th Anniversary of the American Disability Act

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Wow! it is so hard to believe that its been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. imagine just 25 years ago a world that prevented people with disabilities using public transportation such as buses and trains or having the ability to use public bathrooms and shop at retail stores and enjoy a night out at a restaurant .  We have come a long way and still have a way to go.

Click on the links below to learn more about the ADA Act and ways to promote the 25th Anniversary.

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit

ADA.Gov

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Department of Labor- American Disability Act Resources
EEOC-Facts about the Americans with Disability Act
Introduction to the ADA
Timeline of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Wikipedia- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990