While your child with special needs is under eighteen, there is no question that you, the parent, are the decision maker. Upon attaining the age of eighteen, your child becomes an adult in the eyes of the law and is presumed to be able to handle their own affairs. This presents a problem for parents of children with special needs. Once your child attains eighteen, you are no longer legally eligible to make decisions for your now adult child. Continue reading What happens when your child with special needs turns 18?
I covered this in an earlier post, but I was just speaking to a friend this morning about it and thought I would share it again. Click here to read why your adult child desperately needs to have a medical power of attorney.