Alternatives to Guardianship, Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program

ADAP works to ensure that a person’s right to self-determination is not restricted or harmed by guardianships and conservatorships.

We represent individuals with disabilities to prevent guardianships and conservatorships.  We also work to terminate or limit existing guardianships and conservatorships.  We have addressed performance issues by guardians and conservators and have ensured the provision of due process in guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.

Additionally, we regularly provide trainings to various groups regarding guardianships and conservatorships, their effects on the rights of persons with disabilities, and alternatives to guardianships and conservatorships.

An effort to address Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Adult Guardianships and Conservatorships
On Guard: Making Sensible Decisions about Guardianship – A guardianship is a creation of law. If the court finds a guardian is needed, the court has the power to assign a guardian to a minor or an incapacitated person, potentially including a person who has a developmental disability. This pamphlet discusses guardianships over persons with disabilities.