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Guardianship Info / Financial Planning

When a child with Developmental Disabilities becomes 18 years old, parents are no longer considered the legal guardians. If the child continues to need supervision and guidance as an adult, parents may wish to establish legal guardianship before the child reaches age 18. The following organizations provide this service, as well as information and advice on providing for their child’s future financial needs.

Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC)
200 Park Avenue South, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Voice 1 (212) 780-2586
http://www.ahrcnyc.org

Disabled and Alone/Life Services for the Handicapped, Inc.
352 Park Avenue South, Suite 703
New York, NY 10010
Voice 1 (212) 532-6740; (800) 995-0066
Fax (212) 532-6740
http://www.disabledandalone.org

Yachad, The National Jewish Council for Disabilities
11 Broadway, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Voice (212) 613-8229
Fax (212) 613-0796
njcd@ou.org

New York City Surrogates Court Clerk
31 Chambers Street, Room 507
New York, NY 10007
Voice 1 (212) 374-8246
Fax (212) 374- 3250

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