A quick update . . .

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alliematt

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A quick update . . .
« on: March 10, 2017, 02:42:26 PM »
My husband and I had a hearing on Wednesday where we were awarded guardianship of our 18-year-old son.  I've posted before that he has autism.  Our son attended, and his attorney made him her "co-counsel".  We were lucky to get someone who was competent and did her job well! 

Although I know we did the right thing, it's just very odd hearing someone say that your child "lacks sufficient capacity" to make major life decisions.

Getting guardianship, I think, will also help us in applying for benefits such as SSI for our son, and also for vocational rehab.  After our son graduates, he will go into a vocational program through the public school system.  That will last until he's 22.  After that, well, we'll just have to see.  :)

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Three Roses

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Re: A quick update . . .
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 03:42:52 PM »
 :cheer:

Best wishes to you all!

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Kizzie

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Re: A quick update . . .
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 07:30:57 PM »
Glad to hear this Alliematt  :thumbup:

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sanmagic7

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Re: A quick update . . .
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 10:19:24 PM »
i'm so happy for you and your family.  here's to everything working out the way you all need it to.  best to you all.