What You Need to Know About Being an Adult with Disabilities

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 A comprehensive guide for Adults with disabilities spearheaded by PBWS Partner Margaret ‘Peggy’ Graham for the Special Needs Alliance (SNA).

Navigating the complexities of adulthood can be challenging, especially for individuals with disabilities and their families. The newest SNA guide “What You Need to Know About Being an Adult with Disabilities: A Handbook for Self-Advocates, Parents, Guardians, and Their Loved Ones,” spearheaded by Attorney Margaret ‘Peggy’ Graham provides essential information on all aspects of transitions, financial arrangements, decision making, and more.

This invaluable resource addresses critical aspects of the transition to adulthood, from legal definitions to living and financial arrangement options. It emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between autonomy and protection, offering guidance on supportive services, guardianship, and understanding one’s rights. Whether you’re a self-advocate, parent, guardian, or caregiver, this handbook equips you with essential knowledge and resources to navigate the journey with confidence.

In addition to clarifying legal terminology and outlining various decision-making options, this guide underscores the significance of seeking state-specific legal counsel. By highlighting the nuances of state laws, it ensures that individuals and their families can make informed decisions tailored to their unique circumstances. Empower yourself and your loved ones with the insights shared in this indispensable guide. Click the link below to download your copy.

SNA Handbooks