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Alternatives to Guardianship

While Guardianship is the most well-known decision-making option, there are alternatives available. You can explore these alternatives before pursuing guardianship. Since guardianship is a legal process, it can often take more time than some of these alternatives. Guardianship is also permanent, whereas these options provide more flexibility. POWER OF ATTORNEY (POA) A POA empowers someone…

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Supported Decision-Making

Supported decision-making is often presented as an alternative to guardianship. Though this framework can be used as an alternative to guardianship, it can still be valuable while someone has a guardian. Put simply, supported decision-making is defined as a process through “which people with disabilities use friends, family members, and professionals to help them understand…

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Fact or Fiction: Myths About Guardianship

There are many myths about guardianship that can impact an individual and/or family’s decision to pursue it. In this blog, we’ll examine several statements and use data to determine if they are fact (true) or fiction (false). If I have a child with an I/DD diagnosis, Guardianship is needed. Why it’s fiction: Each individual is…

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What is Guardianship?

Please note that this information will vary by state, so this blog is specific to CO. Many parents with a child with special needs explore guardianship. However, guardianship is not the only option. In fact, guardianship is the most restrictive choice. In this blog, we’ll talk about the guardianship process, roles, and responsibilities of a…

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Planning for the Future

Path with fork in the road, splitting into two directions

Planning for the future is important for every family, but especially if you have a child with special needs. It can also be a scary process.  For parents and caregivers, it means imagining a world where you may not be there to take care of your loved one. We understand there are so many aspects…

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