Are you turning 18 or a young adult with a disability and wondering what to do next? The disAbility Law Center of Virginia (dLCV) invites you to come explore your options as adults!
How to Decide Who Decides When I Can’t Decide
Did you know that making a Supported Decision Making Arrangement can often eliminate the need for families to place their young people under guardianship when they turn 18? Contact dLCV for details and resources
Glossary of Decision-Making Terms
Advance Directives Fact Sheets and Forms
This section provides information about Advance Directive resources for people with disabilities.
- Advance Directive information for Parents & Guardians of Transition Age Youth
- Using an Advance Directive as A Powerful Tool for Mental Health Recovery
- Information about Advance Directives in Virginia
- Do-It-Yourself Power of Attorney (PDF Version)
- Do-It-Yourself Power of Attorney Form (DOC) [Spanish Version]
If you need assistance in completing your advance directive, there may be a trained facilitator in your area.
Advance Directive Toolkit
Ulysses Clause: What Is It and Why Would I Want It?
Information on Financial Power of Attorney
Educational Power of Attorney (Transfer of Rights)
Advance Health Care Directive Copies List
Alternatives to Guardianship // Advocate For Your Rights
There is stigma and humiliation involved when a person is declared incapacitated. And most important: It is often unnecessary.
Advance Directives // Advocate For Your Rights
Do you know the difference between an Advance Directive and a Power of Attorney?
Power of Attorney // Advocate For Your Rights
A Power of Attorney is a legal document where you give someone the authority to act for you…Learn more about a Power of Attorney.
Ulysses Clause // Advocate For Your Rights
Medical Directives // Advocate For Your Rights
Advance Directive: Sandra’s Story
Watch Sandra’s story about how her Advance Directive changed her life. Read the video transcript.