Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Judge Denies Guardianship to for Groom-to-Be with Down Syndrome

Talk about self-direction and person-centerd planning ... powerful decision.

A Brooklyn Surrogate Court judge denied a guardianship petition sought by family members of a 29-year-old man with Down Syndrome, saying their objection to him marrying was an insufficient basis for appointing them guardians.
Surrogate Court Judge
 Margarita López Torres
"The right to have a family of one's own is not reserved only for persons with no disabilities," Surrogate Margarita López Torres said, "and the yearning for companionship, love, and intimacy is no less compelling for persons living with disabilities."

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