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Alternatives to Conservatorship

Alternatives to conservatorship allow people with disabilities to make independent decisions about their life while maintaining support from family and/or community members. Some alternate examples include power of attorney, representative payee, supported decision-making, and healthcare surrogate.

  • Topics: Guardianship, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability
  • Duration: 4 min
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April 2017 330 Guardianship, Independent Living, Intellectual Disability

What Does Guardianship Mean to You?

Teens discuss what guardianship means. For these young adults, guardians are seen as coaches, leaders, decision makers, record keepers and as the gateway to health care.This video is the fourth in a 4-part series, Preparing for Adulthood: Taking Charge of My Own Health Care.

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August 2016 164 Health, Self-Determination, Youth Produced, Guardianship Preparing For Adulthood:
Taking Charge of My Own Health Care

Becoming an Adult: Legal and Financial Planning

There are many changes that occur as a child with a disability or with special health care needs becomes a legal adult and families need to know their options. This video addresses Health Care Power of Attorney, Health surrogacy laws and legal guardianship. Additionally, information about estate and long-term planning is explained, so young adults with special health care needs and their families can make sure they know how to access the benefits they are eligible for in adulthood. Special needs trusts and letters of intent are discussed.

  • Topics: Guardianship, Financial Planning, Person-Centered Planning, Special Needs Trust
  • Duration: 11 min
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December 2013 2578 Guardianship, Financial Planning, Person-Centered Planning, Special Needs Trust