Less restrictive options

Not all people with disabilities need a formal or legal arrangement for decision-making.

We're going to tell you about some other options that will let them keep as much of their independence as possible.

There are 4 other options to help with decision-making that are less restrictive than Guardianship:

  1. Self-advocacy

  2. Supported Decision-Making

  3. Appointment of an advocate

  4. Durable Power of Attorney

The best option will depend on your family member's situation and needs.

Here's what you can do:

  1. First, talk to your family member, a lawyer, and other helpful people like a teacher or adult services case manager.

  2. Get their advice on which option is best for your family member's situation.

  3. We will cover more specific steps for each of these options on the next few screens.