Community Education Session for Lancaster County. Open to Everyone!
Topic: Guardianship: Supported and Substitute Decision-Making for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Many think adults with intellectual disabilities require guardians when, in fact, there are many effective alternatives to guardianship. Come discuss what guardianship is (and is not!), when it should be used, what you should know to decide if guardianship is the right option. Topics to be covered include:
- When an adult with disabilities can make his/her own decisions
- Using supported decision-making to facilitate decision-making by adults with disabilities
- When a substitute decision-maker will be required to make decisions
- Types of substitute decision-makers for health care decisions, including health care representatives, MH/ID facility directors, and guardians
- Types of substitute decision-makers for finances, including representative payees and guardians
- Duties of a guardian – what can a guardian control and what can’t they do
- Process to obtain guardianship and types of guardianship
- What if I need an emergency guardianship
- Appointment of a successor guardian
- Terminating or revoking a guardian
Reservations are requested so that we can have enough handouts for attendees
Provide number attending, your full name, telephone number, email address.