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Transition to Adulthood - Advocacy and Rights

Transition to Adulthood - Advocacy & Rights
Transition to Adulthood - Advocacy & Rights
Questions Your Child Will Want You to Ask:
Are you wondering if I will need guardianship at age 18? Are you exploring alternatives to guardianship so I can retain my rights to make my own decisions? Do you know about things that you can do to help keep me safe without getting guardianship? Does my transition plan include learning skills that will help me to “be my own person’ and not need a guardian for decision-making support or protection? Are you helping me to learn how to vote? Do you know where to get information about guardianship and the probate court? Do you know about my voting rights?

Guardianship

Guardianship of Persons with MR-Video of Attorney James Welsh explaining guardianship in CT http//.mediasite.uchc.edu/mediasite41
Connecticut Probate Court Intellectual Disabilities http://www.ctprobate.gov/Pages/Intellectual-Disabilities.aspx
Connecticut Judicial Law Library Guardianship http://www.jud.ct.gov/lawlib/Law/guardianship.htm
Self Advocacy/Speaking Up
Voting

National Technical assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access -My Vote Matters http://www.sabeusa.org/govoter.php?catid=307
Office of Protection & Advocacy -Voting Rights http://www.ct.gov/opapd/cwp/view.asp?a=1759&q=502408
Center for an Accessible Society—Voting Rights http://www.accessiblesociety.org/topics/voting/