Navigating Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making in Higher Education
A recent increase in scholarship, advocacy, and media attention in the United States has led to increased interest in matters related to guardianship and supported decision-making for people with disabilities. These are especially critical issues for higher education programs supporting young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they prepare for careers and life in their communities. This article discusses the importance of discussing guardianship at the beginning of the college experience, with recommendations for staff working with inclusive postsecondary education programs.
Walters, C., & Stinnett, C. (2022). Navigating Guardianship and Supported Decision-Making in Higher Education. Impact: Feature Issue on Postsecondary Education and Students with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities. 35 (1) Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota: Minneapolis, MN.