When an individual turns 18, they will be responsible for taking care of their everyday task, such as making appointments, signing off on documents, etc. In order for a parent/caretaker to speak on their behalf, they must apply for guardianship.
The process can only begin once the individual turns 18. One form must be filled out by a physician and a couple of forms must be notarized. Forms must be submitted within a 3-month time period (the physician form has a 3-month limit) or you will need to submit a new physician’s form. Assistance can be provided to help file guardianship paperwork.
Forms can be found at:
Greene County: https://www.greenecountyohio.gov/656/Guardianship-Forms
Miami County: https://www.co.miami.oh.us/645/Incompetent-Guardianship
Some other important items to consider for your adult child as they transition from educational school age programs:
Selective Services-all males, no matter if they are disabled or not, must register when they turn 18. To learn more about this, please visit https://www.sss.gov/register/
Social Security for the disabled-Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs provide assistance to people who meet our requirements for disability. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/
Jury Duty-It is possible for an individual diagnosed with a disability to be called to serve on jury duty. For someone who is unable to serve, they will need to submit a letter from their doctor stating that they are “permanently disabled” in order to be excused. Information about jury duty can be found at: https://www.montcourt.oh.gov/jurors/#about