Reaching the age of 18 can be an exciting time for people with disabilities and their families. It also is a time when many questions arise about what the legal responsibilities are of young adults and how they can be supported with decision-making when they face critical life choices.
- What happens under the law when a person with a disability turns 18
- What adult “guardianship” is
- Why families should explore other options first
- What some of those other options are in the context of education, health care, and finances
- What powers of attorney and “supported decision-making” are and how they can work in practice
The intention of this workshop is to provide families with information about the full range of decision-making tools available, so they can identify and use the right tool at the right time to support people with disabilities in succeeding, thriving, and experiencing full membership in their communities.