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Guardianship and Options When a Person Turns 18

When someone with a disability turns 18, they become their own representative in the eyes of the law. This change can present a lot of concerns for both the individuals and their family members, leading many to seek legal guardianship -- often without considering other options that may be more appropriate for their situation.

To help everyone gain a better understanding of these options, The Arc partners with the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center (DDRC) to offer a two-part training series: Guardianship and Options when a Person Turns 18. During the series, participants will learn what guardianship entails; what alternatives to guardianship are available; the legal responsibilities of different options; and -- most importantly -- what these different designations mean for the person with a disability. Additionally, all guardianship paperwork, as required by law, will be provided and you will be given step-by-step instructions for completing the forms.

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