When planning for the future of a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability, it can be daunting to consider what could happen if a caregiver or guardian is taken ill, or can no longer, for other reasons, provide the full scope of support and/or care needed.
NYSARC’s Guardianship Program assures families that their relatives with developmental disabilities, who might require additional decision making assistance will always, if needed, have a guardian in place to help advocate for their expressed wishes, choices, dignity, and personal autonomy through appropriate supports and services. The role of the guardian is to promote and foster individual rights and decision making with health care, living arrangements, and employment opportunities, even when risks are inherent, while offering a safety net and support when determined necessary.
Contact us for more information about developing and establishing a plan for guardianship services.
Note: The information in these documents are for general purposes only and are not intended to provide legal advice to any individual or entity. We urge you to consult with your own legal advisor before taking any action based on information appearing on this site or in these documents. Further, NYSARC makes no guarantee as to the correctness, accuracy, or completeness of the information contained in these documents.
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