Law review article that explores a legal framework within which to ground a support model of legal capacity and fully replace substituted decision making.
This law review article by Professor Robert D. Dinerstein discusses how supported decision-making will be defined and implemented in light of the language of Article 12 of the United Nations United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It also provides an overview of guardianship and its alternatives.
The Conversation Starter Kit is a tool to help you have a conversation with a supporter, health care proxy, family member, friend, or other loved one about your – or their – wishes regarding end-of-life care and health care decisions generally. It is available in several languages and different formats. There are dedicated kits for discussions with your health care proxy, for people with Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of Dementia, and for talking to your doctor, and for children with serious illnesses.
Report from the American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging (ABA Commission) on restoration of rights in guardianship. Report includes legal and empirical research involving collecting the first multi-state data on restoration.
This is the website for Massachusetts’s ABLE Savings program, the Attainable Savings Plan. An overview of the Massachusetts ABLE program is also available here.
Delaware’s supported decision-making agreement.
Information about how to remove a Social Security Administration appointed representative payee if you no longer need one, including tips and advice for presenting information to SSA about why you no longer need a representative payee.