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Guardianship: What You Need to Know, AuSM Skillshop presented by Jason Schellack
At age 18, a child is legally considered an adult. Some youth, however, aren’t yet ready for all of the responsibilities of adulthood. Many children with ASD will continue to need assistance with their IEPs, transition services, making medical decisions, and applying for government benefits. To legally assist their adult children in these important areas, many parents and caregivers choose to establish legal guardianship.
Learn about the guardianship legal process, limited guardianship, and how some families can qualify for free legal assistance. Understand the powers and responsibilities guardians have under Minnesota law, and how successor guardians are chosen and appointed.
About the Presenter: Jason Schellack (he/him) is the Managing Attorney at the Autism Advocacy & Law Center, LLC, a law firm dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and their families. Schellack has worked with individuals with autism as a camp counselor, personal care attendant, public defender, and legal advocate. He practices primarily in the areas of guardianship, estate planning, family law, and special education law. Schellack is licensed to practice law in the State of Minnesota, as well as federal district court.