University of Montana Rural Institute
Too often full guardianship is the default option for individuals who need assistance with decision-making, which is very restrictive. There are alternative approaches to guardianship that are flexible and can adapt to the changing needs an individual may experience. This fact sheet shares some alternative approaches to guardianship, defines guardianship, addresses myths about decision-making supports, and provides links to guardianship and decision-making resources for further information.
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Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living; U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs; Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services
The contents of this fact sheet were developed in whole or in part under grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Community Living (grant #90DDUC0010); U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (grants #H326T180038 and #H326T180026); and under a contract with the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The contents of this fact sheet do not necessarily represent the policies or opinions of the Departments, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal or Montana State Government.
90DDUC0010; H326T180038; H326T180026
Rural Institute. (October 2019). Least Restrictive Approaches to Supporting Individuals as Decision Makers. Missoula, MT: The University of Montana, Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities.