Making Guardianship Decisions

The process of helping students and parents make decisions about guardianship, conservatorship and supported decision making can be confusing, emotional and overwhelming. There are no easy answers for this process, and there is not a one-size fits all approach, either.

However, there are resources available to help youth and families make informed decisions.

Alternatives to Guardianship: The Rural Institute on Disabilities has created a number of resources, including a comprehensive toolkit, to explain supported decision making and the variety of option. Check it out!


Sample FORMS for supported decision making:

For more information on Supported Decision Making, Jonathan Martinis from Burton Blatt Institute has prepared some helpful PowerPoint presentations.