Passing the Baton – Planning the Transition of Oversight & Advocacy to Siblings & Other Caregivers

Event Details


As parents in the disability community plan for the future, they often look to other family members or close family friends to take on the responsibilities of oversight and advocacy. While most are willing to help, many are unclear on what they are being asked to do, and they may also be reluctant to ask too many questions. This program is designed to provide:

  • an introduction to how changes in the service delivery system are changing the roles played by family members and other advocates;
  • an explanation of some of the formal roles that these advocates might play;
  • recommendations on how to begin the advocacy process, while parents are still living and involved, so that the transition is more manageable when the time comes; and
  • a discussion of how this transition might impact parents’ estate plans in order to accommodate these expected changes.

**Remote access to this program will be provided via the internet in “real time” for anyone who is not local, but wishes to participate.

Please RSVP to Kathy Zaba via email at or by phone at (518) 836-2312 by May , 2019, and please indicate whether you will be attending in person or via the internet.