Proactive Planning For Autistic Children
As the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you undoubtedly have spent several years advocating for your child in the educational, medical and social arenas. As your child gets older, it becomes crucial to consider if they will be able to make their own decisions when they turn 18 years of age. The Levins & Warnock Law Group provides help setting up legal guardianship arrangements for adults with disabilities throughout the Fort Myers area. Here are some proactive planning recommendations for parents of children on the autism spectrum.
As each individual experiences the autism spectrum differently, it is essential to get input from trusted physicians and educators to inform your view of your child’s projected abilities. By the time your child is in their mid-teens, you should be able to determine their ability to decide matters for themselves independently.
If the determination is that your child will need a guardian to manage their affairs, you can take immediate action with the help of legal counsel. Establishing a Florida special needs adult guardianship for your child helps maintain continuity and helps you plan for your child’s future.
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With over 40 years of combined legal experience, The Levins & Warnock Law Group provides legal counsel that you can trust. We can help you with guardianship matters as well as full estate planning services, including special needs trusts.