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Dr. Nneji of AKALAKA shares what she has learned from being a sibling of a sister with IDD.
Dr. Nneji of AKALAKA discusses how sharing stories brings the community of sibling care partners closer together.
Webpage with multiple PDFs, in English and Spanish, with information relating to the transition period.
Information and resources for when your child reaches the age of majority. Covers transfer of parental rights, guardianship and alternatives, tips, and more resources.
A resource guide detailing what guardianship is, who qualifies for it, and what the responsibilities of a guardian are.
Video that introduces AKALAKA, an NC-based community for care partners and individuals with IDD.
These tools are designed to help a person, family, or a professional explore areas where any person might need decision making support, plan for what it looks like and how it can happen, and seek out the needed supports.
AKALAKA's founder shares how her responsibilities for her sibling changed when her mother passed away.
Tool designed to assist with identifying a person’s ability to make decisions and manage key areas of life. It is intended to assist with exploring alternatives and less restrictive options to plenary or full guardianship.
Website that consolidates supported decision-making resources at the state level.
PACER works to make sure parents and self advocates can find easily find resources that will help them make decisions about education, vocational training, housing, employment and other services
Parents Helping Parents supports, educates, and inspires families and the community to build bright futures for youth and adults with special needs.
Packet that provides a list of actions that are grounds for petitioning the Clerk for removal and replacement of the ward’s guardian.
Brief overview of North Carolina's foster care system for young adults aged 18 to 21.
Brief overview of healthcare power of attorney, including who may want this and how their rights/responsibilities may change.
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