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GUARDIANSHIP AND SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS

The Massachusetts Guardianship Association (MGA) is a non-profit organization offering information and resources to individuals, families, and professionals on Guardianship and related matters in Massachusetts. You can also find a professional guardian here.

The Handbook on Guardianship and the Alternatives, (a PDF file, 109 pgs) an explanation in simple terms of guardianship, conservatorship and other options. Copyright 2007 by Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee. Available for Purchase.

Rogers Guardianship - Authorizing the Use of Antipsychotic Medications – Questions and Answers prepared by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health brochure_rogers_guardian

Find a lawyer in your area of Massachusetts whose practice includes Guardianships and Conservatorships

NAMI’s Special Needs Estate Planning Guidance System

Legal Planning for Special Needs In Massachusetts : A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship, and Estate Planning, 2010 Edition To purchase a 286 page guide $24.95:

The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law:

ElderLawAnswers supports seniors, their families and their attorneys in achieving their goals by providing the following services: the best information on the Internet about crucial legal issues facing seniors; a network of highly qualified elder law attorneys nationwide; Online practice tools for elder law attorneys:

National Elder Law Foundation, Find a Certified Elder Law Attorney

PLAN (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network)

PLAN of Massachusetts:

Combined Jewish Philanthropies Disabilities Trust:

AdvoGuard, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to making sure individuals under guardianship never lose their individuality. They do this by providing caring guardianship services — ensuring their clients’ needs are met, including health care, proper housing, social contact, life necessities, money management, estate planning and personal liberty. AdvoGuard is recognized by Massachusetts courts, hospitals, legal and health professionals as a competent and caring guardian for the elderly, disabled, and indigent who can no longer represent or care for themselves.