Monthly Archives: December 2015

Getting Ready for the Age of Majority– Webinar from PACER Center

Summary:

Age of majority is the age when children legally become adults. At this time, they gain the rights of adults, which include the right to vote, marry, apply for a credit card, make medical and financial decisions for themselves, sign contracts, live independently, and much more. In most states the age of majority is age 18.

This webinar discusses:

  • why age of majority is a critical issue for parents and youth with disabilities alike;
  • the importance of starting early and building young people’s decision-making skills;
  • resources, strategies, and tools for preparing youth for reaching their age of majority;
  • the valuable role that supported decision-making and person-centered planning can play in supporting the young person after he or she gains their majority; and
  • the part that Parent Centers can play in moving this message forward

Click below to view/listen to the webinar-

https://tadnet.adobeconnect.com/_a984157034/p1ee767bi0b/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal

 

Handouts, and additional information for the webinar can be found here-

http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/webinar-aom/