Texas Law INCLUDE Project

Students will educate special education students in transition to adulthood/independence and their caregivers/supporters about guardianship and probate, with an emphasis on a new option in state law to enter into Supported Decision Making (SDM) agreements. Students will assist families in drafting SDM agreements where desired. SDM agreements and other alternatives to guardianship allow individuals with disabilities to maintain maximum control over their lives, and avoid unnecessary and costly probate proceedings.

Organization

INCLUDE Project, Mithoff Pro Bono Program

The INCLUDE Project is an internal project of the Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program, in partnership with the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. The October Alternatives to Guardianship clinic is being conducted in partnership with the Austin Independent School District.

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