There are numerous state and federal laws protecting your rights
The best resource for understanding your rights is Disability Rights California. Disability Rights California advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities.
Children with special needs or disabilities often require a lifetime of care
Parents must start planning early in their child’s life to ensure that there are enough financial resources set aside and that foundational safeguards are in place to guarantee a secure future if mom or dad is no longer alive, or physically able to provide care for their child someday.
Conservatorship is a legal concept in the United States
A guardian or a protector is appointed by a judge to manage the financial affairs and/or daily life of another due to physical or mental limitations, or old age. A person under conservatorship is a “conservatee”, a term that can refer to an adult. You may want to consider conservatorship for your child with Autism when he/she turns 18. However, this is a major decision and should not be done without the assistance of an attorney.