Fears of the Unknown: Alternatives to Guardianship

Including You: A Disability Rights Arkansas Podcast

Jan 20 2023 • 30 mins

Today we are talking about changing mindsets and allowing everyone the opportunity to succeed or fail. Guardianship refers to the legal role given to an individual to manage the personal activities or resources of another person who "cannot do so on their own." What happens when we shift the conversation from complete control over someone's life to supported decision-making?


  • Sarah Carmany, Self-Advocate of Michigan, SABE Board Member, Youth Ambassador Program Trainer
  • Mike Thornton, Self-Advocate & Youth Ambassador Program Trainer
  • Tom Masseau, Executive Director of Disability Rights Arkansas

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