Guardianship - Rights, Risks & Responsibilities
Sue Swenson, Former Ex. Dir. US Arc
Local school divisions must inform parents of the rights of youth with disabilities a full year before the student with a disability reaches the age of majority. State directives about guardianship, conservatorship, powers of attorney and other information are made available to families. However, families should understand the full responsibilities and risks associated with assuming guardianship of their children. Sue Swenson a parent and long time internationally renowned advocate outlines the questions parents should be asking prior to taking these steps.