Is Guardianship the Right Choice for Your Adult Child with Disabilities?

As a parent of a child with an intellectual or developmental disability, you are the expert in the care of your child. You’ve managed their affairs their entire life, but now no one can talk to you because they are a legal adult. For many, the next logical step, and often recommended step, is to petition the courts for guardianship. Yes, guardianship will allow you to manage your adult child’s affairs, but is it the best or only option?


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Author: Wisconsin Family Connections Center
Additional Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
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