The Impact of Guardianship on the Rights of Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Case Study

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This paper discusses a research study on the impact of guardianship on the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Smith, Martin & Olness, Gloria Streit April 15, 2010.

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  • Main Title: The Impact of Guardianship on the Rights of Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Case Study
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This paper discusses a research study on the impact of guardianship on the rights of individuals with developmental disabilities.

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Abstract: One framework of human rights equates rights to needs and ranks them via Maslow's hierarchy. Using this framework, the current study outlines how guardianship may facilitate basic human and legal rights. The study examines a single case, composed of a guardian, a nonverbal ward, and the legal institutions that established guardianship. Data include court records, as well as guardian interviews and questionnaires. Results include the motivation for pursuing guardianship, the state of the ward's rights, and the impact that guardianship had on the welfare and independence of the ward. Results show that, in this case, guardianship had a minimal impact on rights. Findings imply that there may be limitations in the ability of guardianship to facilitate rights under a Maslowian framework.

Seventh Annual University Scholars Day, 2010, Denton, Texas, United States.

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  • The Eagle Feather, 2010, Denton: University of North Texas. Honors College

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  • Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
  • Volume: 7
  • Issue: 2010
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the impact of guardianship on the rights of adults with developmental disabilities.

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Smith, Martin & Olness, Gloria Streit. The Impact of Guardianship on the Rights of Adults with Developmental Disabilities: A Case Study, paper, April 15, 2010; [Denton, Texas]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc94278/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Honors College.