World Autism Month is celebrated every April. Throughout the month, organizations like Autism Speaks focus on sharing stories and providing opportunities to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, fostering worldwide support. Autism Speaks is committed to creating a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.
Sometimes when children with autism reach adulthood, they may need continued assistance with their daily living needs and require a Guardianship. Alyssa Monteleon has served as a Court Evaluator in New York and as a Guardian Ad Litem in Virginia for these types of cases. This role is performed by a court appointed attorney to provide independent recommendations to the court about the Autistic person's best interests and needs. If you have an autistic child that is about to turn 18 years old, check out the Financial Planning Tool Kit by Autism Speaks - which also explains more about Guardianship and Conservatorship for someone with autism.