Legal and Financial Aspects of Transition for Youth with Visual Impairments

These sites offer a wealth of information on understanding the law, one's legal rights, Medicare, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), guardianship, and legal and estate planning.
 
National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET)
This document helps parents prepare their children for legal majority. It explains guardianship, the transfer of rights, and considerations about graduation.
 
National Guardianship Association, Inc.
This one-page document offers a brief introduction to guardianship, including what it is and when it is needed.
 
Utah MedHome Portal
An overview and definitions of guardianship, estate planning, and a special needs trusts, with useful online resources.
 
George Washington University, Center for Health Policy Research
This document provides detailed information about how to use Medicaid funding to pay for a comprehensive range of home and community services for people with disabilities.
 
American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
The 2000 HAVA Act seeks to standardize and facilitate voting procedures. Included in the legislation is the requirement "Voting systems must provide for independent and private voting for all voters including disabled citizens and must allow voters to verify their selections and make changes before casting their vote."

Internet Resources and Web-Based Organizations

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal program that helps aged, blind, and disabled people with very low incomes. Links to information on eligibility, application, and much more.