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Center To Promote Alternatives To Guardianship

The Jenny Hatch Project is a new initiative aimed at establishing and lobbying for alternative methods of traditional guardianship for people with disabilities. The center was named for Jenny Hatch, a 29-year-old Virginia woman with Down syndrome, who won the legal right this year to make choices about where she lives and works. Hatch’s mother had sought guardianship with the stipulation that Hatch would continue living in a group home. Read more.