Exploring Alternatives to Guardianship: A Brief for Youth
This brief talks about guardianship for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). It will show you some differences between people with IDD who have guardians and people with IDD who do not have guardians. This brief also describes alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision-making. A list of related resources is included. It also offers questions that youth can ask parents and teachers to learn more about alternatives to guardianship. The brief was published by The Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice.
Bonardi, A., Bradley, V. & Timmons, J. (2022). Exploring Alternatives to Guardianship: A Brief for Youth with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities and Their Supporters. Center on Youth Voice, Youth Choice Brief #1. Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.