Events and Trainings

The Arc of El Paso schedules events and trainings throughout the year.

September 23, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 11:15

Supported Decision Making Agreements and Alternatives to Guardianship

Supported Decision Making Agreements are one of the alternatives to guardianship allowed in Texas. In this webinar, learn why alternatives to guardianship, including supported decision making should be considered first. Most people with disabilities can manage their own affaris with assistance and guidance from a person whom they trust and do need a guardian. There are many alternatives to guardianship that give people with disabilities support to make decisions without taking away their rights. Learn more about supported decision making agreements, alternatives to guardianship, including responsibilities and limitations, presented by Angel Crawford, Attorney at Law, Disability RIghts Texas.

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The Guardianship Process

In Texas, guardianship is a legal process involving the probate courts . Because having a guardian takes away a person’s rights, it should be the last and best choice to protect a person. In this webinar, Raquel Lauretano, LCSW, Court Investigator for Probate Court Number 2 will provide information and answer questions on guardianship.

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