Is Guardianship the Right Choice for Your Adult Child with Disabilities?

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As a parent of a child with an intellectual or developmental disability, you are the expert in the care of your child. You’ve managed his affairs his entire life, but now no one can talk to you because he is a legal adult. For many, the next logical step, and often recommended step, is to petition the courts for guardianship. Yes, guardianship will allow you to manage your adult child’s affairs, but is it the best or only option?

 

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Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
Additional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center
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