Category: General Alternatives to Guardianship - Supported Decision Making

February 24, 2022

By a student’s 17th birthday (if not earlier), IEP Teams should be having conversations about the Age of Majority.

In special education, this often means a discussion around the decision-making rights of students turning 18 and potential guardianship.

NH now recognizes Supported Decision Making (SDM) as a legal option and alternative to full guardianship. When youth with disabilities use SDM they work with friends, family, and professionals so they can understand their choices and make their own decisions. Join this chat to learn more about using SDM as a safe alternative to full guardianship.


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