Guardianship vs. Power of Attorney: For a Family Member with a Disability

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
WHERE: Zoom Webinar


Guest Presenter: Kelly Hayes, J.D. with McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse, and Ryan, P.C.

Families with dependents with disabilities face many serious questions about how to best prepare for the future well-being of their loved ones. In most states, every person 18 years of age or older is deemed to be competent by law, regardless of their actual ability or capacity. What is guardianship and/or power of attorney (POA), and what information do you need to make the best decision for your family?


This webinar will cover:

  • What is guardianship?
  • What are the benefits and limitations of guardianship?
  • What is power of attorney, and how does it differ from guardianship?
  • Are there any other options besides guardianship or power of attorney?

*Registration is required!


Questions? Contact Kodi Berry at

The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties champions a life of inclusion, opportunity, and equity for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) through advocacy, education, and supports.