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The majority of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities can manage their own affairs with informal assistance and guidance from family, friends, and others. When necessary, people should be aware of and have access to preferred alternatives. If guardianship is essential, it should be used on to the extent necessary, with a presumption in favor of limited rather than full guardianship. (Taken from the Arc of the United States and The Arc of Colorado website.)

Colorado Revised Statue: Guardianship is considered when an individual other than a minor has been determined incapacitated. Determining if someone is unable to make decisions is a difficult process. In general, this means that some is unable to effectively receive or evaluate information or both, or make or communicate decisions to such an extent that the individual lacks the ability to satisfy essential requirements for physical health, safety or self-care, even with appropriate and reasonable available assistance. (CRS. 12-14-102(5)).

Here is a resource that that may be of help:

Guardianship Alliance of Colorado www.guardianshipallianceofcolorado.org