Document Type

Fact Sheet

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

10-2019

Abstract

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.

Rights

© 2019 Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities

Granting Agency

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

Acknowledgement

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.

Project Number

90DDUC0010; H326T180038; H326T180026

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