This Program has not been updated in more than a year.

We recommend you try to verify information using the contact information below before making plans.

Exceptional Lives Guardianship Guide

By Exceptional Lives, Inc.

This free, easy-to-read online Guide is for parents of teens who have a developmental disability.

Logo, which says: Exceptional Lives: Disability Information for Families

Ages: 17 to Adults.

Grades 11th grade and 12th grade.

These resources were designed to serve teens with a disability and their parents or caregivers. Many are designed to be accessed with support from an adult.

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Exceptional Lives
Julie McKinney
Director of Product Content at Exceptional Lives (and Cambridge parent :)

No application or registration needed.



The program serves people at their homes or wherever it is needed or online.

  • Only virtual (online or over the phone).

This is an online tool that may direct people to both in-person and virtual services.

Additional information

If you think your child may need help making some or all of their decisions when they turn 18, we can explain the options for helping them. If you need to get legal Guardianship, we will walk you through the process.

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