TRAININGS: E65: Guardianship and Finances

TRAININGS: E65: Guardianship and Finances
16 de dic. de 2022 · 22m

What happens when a youth with an IDD turns 18? Are the parents still guardians? What happens with the youth’s finances and benefits once they become an adult? Yvette Plummer...

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What happens when a youth with an IDD turns 18? Are the parents still guardians? What happens with the youth’s finances and benefits once they become an adult? Yvette Plummer with Show and Tell helps break it down in this episode so you can learn about alternatives to guardianship and what to expect when it comes to financial responsibilities. Learn more about guardianship and alternatives here.

Timestamps:
  • 2:45 – What happens to guardianship rights at age 18?
  • 5:04 – Alternatives to Guardianship
  • 10:06 – How public benefits change at age 18
    13:56 - Reach out to Easterseals Community and Disability Services if you feel like you need more help understanding the details of SSI and SSDI.
  • 14:56 – Charge Room and Board beginning at age 18
  • 17:50 – To learn more about the “asset limit” and how to save via Colorado ABLE accounts, check out our vodcast/podcast with Mike Keglovits from College Invest!
  • 19:15 – Final Tips & Tricks from Yvette
About this series:
This multi-part series, Episodes 62-66, reviews what happens when a young adult with a developmental disability (DD) turns 18 and can you and your young adult prepare for the transition into adulthood. It can be daunting to begin that planning, but it doesn't have to be! There are plenty of resources and professionals out there to help you figure out how to navigate the educational transition plan, prepare for higher education or employment, help you get the right Home and Community-Based services, answer questions about guardianship and finances, and MUCH MORE!

This work was made possible through support from Arc Thrift Stores, Autism Society of Colorado, Colorado Access, Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council, Developmental Pathways, Firefly Autism, Rocky Mountain Civitan Club, and The Arc of Aurora.
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