Transition: Guardianship and Alternatives Resources
As youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are making plans to attend college, it is more important than ever that families become fully informed about guardianship as well as less-limiting alternatives. This brief, written by Think College partners at PACER Center, defines some of the options and possible ramifications. It also suggests ways to promote self-determination no matter which option is chosen.
Guardianship and Alternatives: Skills and Tips
There are many helpful links to help you explore guardianship or another form of support to protect adults who cannot make decisions on their own.
Information and resources for youth in care and their foster families on promoting independence and self-sufficiency. The website includes the Foster Care Transition Toolkit and Supporting Emancipated Youth Services Program (More information is available on Emancipated Youth Services at https://www2.illinois.gov/dcfs/brighterfutures/independence/Documents/
You can find legal self-help centers at courthouses and libraries across the state. A legal self-help center is a place where you can learn about the law, your legal rights and how to go to court. If you have a legal issue, you can go to a legal self-help center in your community to use a computer for free, search online for answers to your legal questions, find and prepare court forms, and get other help depending on your location.
Resources to help you understand how less restrictive alternatives can be created and make the most of an individual’s capabilities and supports.