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Transition-Related Legal Issues

A person with disabilities can sometimes run into legal issues or need legal assistance to protect their rights and assure their needs are being met. When youth with special health care needs transition to adulthood it is very important for them and their family to know about their legal rights and responsibilities. Some of the issues that may be important to youth in transition are:
  • Guardianship
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Laws related to disability
The Medical Home Portal offers information to help better understand the law and prepare for transition to adulthood in the Legal Issues section.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial Publication: June 2017; Last Update: June 2017
Current Authors and Reviewers (click on name for bio):
Author: Tina Persels
Authoring history
(Limited detail is available on authoring dates before 2014.)
AAuthor; CAContributing Author; SASenior Author; RReviewer