I have a son who is Down Syndrome. Since he was born i have been his SSA payee and I am also his IHSS provider. My understanding is that when he turns 17 years old I will have to file paperwork with the court in Ventura Co, California ( where we live ) to continue being his guardian. He is non verbal and not able to do much for himself. If I dont apply will the state take him ? How do I go about filing the correct papers so that I do not lose him ? If he were to be taken it would kill us both.
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When your son turns 18 he is an adult you will need to establish a court ordered guardianship or conservatorship before then.