Division of Developmental Disabilities

Once your child turns 18 years of age, she is considered an adult and presumed to be competent. Physicians and other health care providers are bound to protect your child’s privacy under the law and are restricted from discussing your adult child’s medical care with anyone without her consent. A health care provider’s ability to

As your child with special needs approaches the age of 18, it is very important to consider whether applying for guardianship is appropriate. If the child is not able to handle his or her own medical or financial decisions as a result of his or her special needs issues, you as a parent should apply