DRW urges WA Supreme Court: lives not empty shoes

8/10/2011

In another case heard before the state supreme court, DRW testified on behalf of the ability of guardians to advocate in a manner that prioritizes the autonomy of the person with a disability. Expenses for advocacy should be covered, DRW argued, only when a direct benefit for the individual in the guardianship can be demonstrated, or if consistent with expressed wants and needs. Opposing council had argued guardians should be able to use money of their wards freely, to lobby, travel to DC and advocate as they wished, as if they could 'step in the shoes' of the individual with the disability.

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