Guardianship Resources

What is Guardianship?

What are the pros and cons of having guardianship?

What about alternatives to guardianship?

Is guardianship the best option?

If it’s the best option, how do we navigate it?

If these are questions you have asked, we encourage you to check out the following resources on the guardianship topic.

Empowering Ability has an insightful section of their blog dedicated to guardianship for individuals with disabilities. You will find a blog post + a YouTube video for each subtopic. Link here: Guardianship – Empowering Ability

Disability Rights Arkansas has an episode on their podcast related to Guardianship Alternatives. Link here: provides an informative article specifically on guardianship for adults. Link here: Guardianship of Incapacitated or Disabled Persons – FindLaw

The National Guardianship Association co-sponsored a book named: The Fundamentals of Guardianship: What Every Guardian Should Know, Second Edition by Sally Balch Hurme. This book is basic manual for new guardians that explains their roles and responsibilities. It guides the new guardian step-by-step through the process of how to make responsible and ethical decisions, prudently manage another’s resources, avoid conflicts of interest, and involve the person under guardianship in the decision process. You can purchase this book on Amazon: The Fundamentals of Guardianship: What Every Guardian Should Know, Second Edition (National Guardianship Association): Hurme, Sally Balch: 9781639053537: Books

Questions about guardianship for individuals with disabilities? Here are some great and insightful guardianship resources to get you started.

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