“Guardianship” is a legal mechanism which enables one person, called a guardian, to make legally recognized and enforceable decisions for another person, called the ward.
People with disabilities deserve the right to make their own decisions about housing, healthcare, finances, and relationships. No matter what an individual’s status, they should be supported and empowered to live as safely and independently as possible, while retaining his or her rights to the fullest possible degree.
Disability Rights Wisconsin provides information, referral, advice, investigation, and in select cases, legal representation to assist people with disabilities in securing the most integrated residential setting and appropriate supports.
Other places that may be able to help you:
You can find more information on this topic from these websites and publications:
Want to do more to help protect individuals with disabilities? Please visit our Act Page to sign up for news and action alerts. Or Donate Now to help protect and advocate for the rights and futures of all Wisconsin citizens. We’d love to have you join us.
Need further information or support? Please visit our Contact Page.