As Kent readers may know, caring for a child with special needs can pose great challenges for even the most dedicated parents. Those challenges multiply as a vulnerable child transitions into adulthood.
As readers of this blog may know, courts appoint guardianships for many reasons. Typically, guardianship is granted to someone who is appointed to care for a vulnerable child, an elderly person or a sick or disabled person--someone who has been deemed unable to care for themselves. If someone is appointed guardianship, that means the guardian (typically a stranger) is given control over a person's life and assets. Unfortunately, those guardians don't always have their charges' best interests at heart. Recently, members of the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse spoke out on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.