Rethinking Guardianship: Results and Discussion on National Guardianship Survey

Even though guardianship is a profound decision with serious implications both for and about the person labeled as having a significant disability, the concept of guardianship has received little emphasis in the literature of the special education field. This presentation will share data from a national survey and have a structured discussion with national experts exploring both the current state of guardianship and explore alternatives.

Participants will:

  1. 1. Be exposed to National Data on guardianship and people with disabilities.
  2. 2. Understand the concept of guardianship and the the implications for and about individuals with disabilities.
  3. 3. Understand and discuss alternatives to guardianship.