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As a parent, you are a legal guardian. You’re responsible for your child’s welfare, education and health. As the parent of a child with autism, of course, you’re also responsible for therapies, IEP’s and much more. With all those responsibilities come rights. You have the right to choose your child’s medical care, educational setting and therapies. You decide how much to spend on what, where your child will live, what he will eat. As soon as your child turns 18 years old, however--all things being equal--all that will change. In the United States, anyone who is 18 or over is considered an adult, with all the rights and responsibilities attached to adulthood.
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