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In Western Australia, a notable proportion of individuals with disabilities are subject to guardianship orders, which delegate decision-making authority for personal, lifestyle, and treatment matters to appointed guardians. While acknowledging the crucial role guardians play in advocating for the best interests of those who may lack the capacity to make such decisions independently, it’s essential to ensure that these arrangements align with the individual’s rights and preferences.

PWdWA recognises the significance of safeguarding individual autonomy and promoting self-determination. Therefore, PWdWA can assist individuals and their families in reviewing existing guardianship orders. Our goal is to facilitate informed decision-making processes and explore alternatives that uphold the individual’s rights and promote their independence and self-advocacy. Whether seeking clarification on guardianship arrangements, exploring supported decision-making models, or navigating legal avenues for review, PWdWA can provide guidance and support through out the process.