Schools Providing “Biased” Information Leading Parents To Pursue Guardianship For Their Children With Developmental Disabilities, Report Suggests.

June 11, 2019

Disability Scoop (6/11, Diament) reports, “Too many people with developmental disabilities are being funneled into guardianships rather than exploring less-limiting options, a new government report suggests, and schools may be to blame.” The report “from the National Council on Disability finds that schools often provide biased information leading many parents to pursue guardianship, creating a ‘school-to-guardianship pipeline.’” The report said, “Youth with ID/DD are ultimately disempowered by schools actively encouraging guardianship to the exclusion of less-restrictive alternatives, and not providing families and students in special education with sufficient information about the availability of a full continuum of decision-making supports.”

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