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A general guardianship or conservatorship gives someone power to make decisions about medical care, finances, living situations and more. Some states allow for a "limited" guardian or conservator of a person with ASD.

Your child’s 18th birthday is a big day, not just for your family, but legally. Turning 18 means they are now a legal adult and no longer “yours," unless you file for guardianship. If your child is unable to care for themselves without you, you will need to file for guardianship.

Guardianship appoints an adult to make decisions for someone over the age of 18 not capable of making decisions himself. A general guardianship or conservatorship gives someone power to make decisions about medical care, finances, living situations and more. Some states allow for a "limited" guardian or conservator of a person with developmental disabilities, depending on the needs of the disabled person.

Guardianships are supervised by the court. Filing for guardianship of your child is different in every state.

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Guardianship: A general guardianship or conservatorship gives someone power to make decisions about medical care, finances, living situations and more. Some states allow for a "limited" guardian or conservator of a person with ASD.
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