Surrogate's Court can appoint a parent or other relative the guardian of an intellectually disabled or developmentally disabled person through an Article 17-A Guardianship proceeding. Article 17-A provides for legal guardianship of a person even after he or she reaches the age of 18. You can use the free and easy Do-It-Yourself Article 17-A Guardianship Petition program to fill out the forms you need to start the 17-A Guardianship proceeding.
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Last Reviewed: November 14, 2018