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Guardianship’s Impact and Alternatives: What People with Disabilities Need to Know
September 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree
Public awareness of guardianship is increasing. Although many people have heard of it, they may not know who qualifies, what it entails and its significant impact on individual rights. . More important, they may not realize that there are many alternatives to guardianship that offer support, with greater dignity and autonomy for the individual. Please join us for an informative program where Gerri Sperling, attorney from Strassburger McKenna Gutnik and Gefsky, will outline the basics of guardianship in Pennsylvania. Elysia Mancini-Duerr, staff attorney at Disability Rights Pennsylvania will speak about alternatives to guardianship, including of Powers of Attorney, Mental Health Powers of Attorney, Health Care Advance Directives, having a circle of support, Health Care Representatives, and Limited/Emergency Guardianships.