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Supported Decision-Making and Guardianship

Turning 18 comes with some big changes around who is responsible for making decisions. Turning 18, also known as the age of majority, influences who has the final say when it comes to education decisions, healthcare, and financial planning. There are several options when it comes to setting up structures to help with decision making such as guardianship, power of attorney, healthcare proxy, etc….

Feel the need to learn more about decision-making options?

1. Understand Supported Decision-Making and the process for setting up systems to support an individual with special needs.

2. Watch this Federation for Children with Special Needs guardianship webinar with Hillary J. Dunn, Esq, to get a complete overview about guardianship.

3. Learn more about the process and alternatives to guardianship such as supported decision-making, power of attorney, etc…

4. Understand more about guardianship and how it is a legal process for adults who are unable to make decisions for themselves.

5. Find more information on guardianship in Massachusetts and the paperwork necessary to obtain guardianship.

6. Use this step by step guardianship guide by Exceptional Lives to learn more about the guardianship and the supported decision-making process.