Supported Decision-Making: Timberly and Tonya

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Timberly is an 18-year-old about to graduate from high school. Most parents are told that they should get guardianship over their child with a disability when they turn 18. But Timberly’s mom, Tonya, wanted her daughter to become more independent. And then they found out about supported decision-making.

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