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29 10, 2018

Decision-Making Supports and Protections for a Young Adult

2018-10-29T11:05:24-05:00

Even young adults on a typical developmental path don’t immediately begin making every decision, and assuming every responsibility, the day after they turn 18. There are a variety of supports for decision-making, both formal and informal, that parents of all young adults can consider, regardless of the young person’s disability or level of independence. Decision making supports can apply to medical, financial, educational and personal decisions. There are four main factors to consider in order to make a meaningful support plan for your individual young adult with his or her own unique needs. The factors are: autonomy, capacity, responsibility for consequences, [...]

Decision-Making Supports and Protections for a Young Adult2018-10-29T11:05:24-05:00
27 09, 2016

Supported Decision-Making

2019-05-30T11:44:22-05:00

Most people with disabilities can manage their own affairs with assistance and guidance from a person whom they trust and do not need a guardian. There are many alternatives to guardianship that give people with disabilities support to make decisions without taking away their rights. During the 84th Texas Legislative Session in 2015, legislators passed new laws that make Texas the first state to have laws recognizing supported decision-making agreements as an alternative to guardianship. Continue reading this informative article from Disability Rights Texas to learn more about supported decision-making. What Is Supported Decision-Making? Supported decision-making allows individuals to make their own decisions and stay in charge of [...]

Supported Decision-Making2019-05-30T11:44:22-05:00

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