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<br /> TRANSITIONS<br /> Legal Issues for Parents and Caregivers of<br /> Special Needs Children Transitioning to Adulthood<br /> January 2013<br /> Dedicated to the teachers, assistants and<br /> therapists on the “Green Hall”<br /> Oak Pointe Elementary School<br /> School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties<br /> Irmo, South Carolina<br /> Cassy Paschal, Principal<br /> 1<br /> DISCLAIMER<br /> The contributing authors have covered a wide variety of issues<br /> concerning parents of transitioning children with disabilities. How-<br /> ever, this handbook does not take the place of advice and counsel<br /> from a competent attorney where a legal problem or issue exists.<br /> Readers should always consult with the appropriate professional(s) be-<br /> fore making decisions regarding the various legal, financial and other<br /> issues addresse<a title="Transitions page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=1"> TRANSITIONS Legal Issues for Parents an</a> <a title="Transitions page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=2"> Dedicated to the teachers, assistants and </a> <a title="Transitions page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=3"> DISCLAIMER The contributing authors</a> <a title="Transitions page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=4"> TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION .....................</a> <a title="Transitions page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=5"> INTRODUCTION You have experien</a> <a title="Transitions page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=6"> ALTERNATIVES TO GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIP</a> <a title="Transitions page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=7"> you may need to pursue the appointment of a conse</a> <a title="Transitions page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=8"> complying with the AHCCA. The Health Insurance Po</a> <a title="Transitions page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=9"> GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS Yo</a> <a title="Transitions page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=10"> There is no jury, and the proceedings are general</a> <a title="Transitions page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=11"> GUARDIAN DUTIES The Guardian must, </a> <a title="Transitions page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=12"> ESTATE PLANNING FOR PARENTS OF A DISABLED CHILD </a> <a title="Transitions page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=13"> can be created in your will or as a separate docu</a> <a title="Transitions page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=14"> FIRST PARTY SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS AND POOLED TRUST</a> <a title="Transitions page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=15"> joinder agreement by a Sponsor. The Sponsor may b</a> <a title="Transitions page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=16"> CONCLUSION As a parent of a Transi</a> <a title="Transitions page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=17"> GLOSSARY OF TERMS ADULT HEALTH CARE CONSENT ACT</a> <a title="Transitions page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=18"> · At the beneficiary's death, the state Medicaid </a> <a title="Transitions page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=19"> casioned by obtaining certification from two lice</a> <a title="Transitions page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=20"> a minor or disabled person over the age of 18 by </a> <a title="Transitions page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=21"> GENERAL RESOURCES FOR TRANSITIONING CHILDREN AND </a> <a title="Transitions page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=22"> S.C. Autism Society http://scautism.org S.C. Dep</a> <a title="Transitions page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=23"> LEGAL RESOURCES FOR TRANSITIONING CHILDREN AND TH</a> <a title="Transitions page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=24"> NOTES ___________________________________________</a> <a title="Transitions page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=25"> NOTES ___________________________________________</a> <a title="Transitions page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/3271d12c?page=26"> 950 Taylor Street · Columbia, SC 29201 803.799.6</a>