Supported Decision-Making & Alternatives to Guardianship

Parent to Parent USA encourages families to explore alternatives to guardianship. All people have the right to make decisions, and we urge parents to learn and explore options to ensure a person’s wishes are honored.

We have gathered this list of resources on Supported Decision-Making and alternatives to guardianship.

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1. Feedback from Families

During July-August 2019, Parent to Parent USA reached out to families for feedback about Supported Decision-Making. Click here for a summary of what we have learned.

2. A Parent’s Perspective

Janice Fitzgerald, past Executive Director of Parent to Parent of NYS, offers her personal perspective. Click here to read more.

3. Resources for Families

Resources of Specific Interest to Parents

Tools and Guides for Supported Decision-Making

Learn More About Supported Decision-Making