This free workshop is part of a series organized by the Slate Valley Unified School District.

Are you a parent or family member of a disabled adult or soon-to-be adult? Are you concerned about your incapacity due to aging, an injury, or a confirmed diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s? Perhaps you have a loved one who is losing capacity or who is struggling to manage their affairs due to a cognitive disability or mental health issue.

Guardianship may be the answer, but there are other options.

This workshop will cover the legal aspects of the different types of guardianship and other, less intrusive ways to support a person in their decision-making, including alternatives to guardianship. This workshop is also for individuals facing a decline in their mental acuity and want to learn how to protect themselves best. This workshop is open to everyone but will focus on Vermont Guardianship. A family member who has navigated this process will also be available as a resource and share his experience of becoming a legal guardian.

This event will be presented by Claudia I. Pringles, Esq., and Maurice Ouimet, parent.

The presenters will be available via Zoom. Watch from the comfort of your home or at Fair Haven Middle and High School Library in Rutland County, Vermont, where childcare will be provided. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Margaret Hayward at, 802-265-4966, Ext. 2508

Recorded on: Tuesday, March 12th, 2024, 5:30 – 6:30 pm