Impact Stories

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In a landmark Court victory, Ryan King won the right to direct his own life, with the support of his family, finally free after 15 years under a guardianship he never needed.

When Ryan King turned 18, his parents were told they HAD to become his guardians.  Ryan certainly didn’t want a guardian and they didn’t think he needed one. 

Over the last two years, Quality Trust received many calls from parents seeking guardianship “because the school told them to.” Their children were turning 18 years old, and they were concerned about being cut out of their special education planning.

Quality Trust regularly comments on proposed policies, procedures, regulations, and laws affecting the lives of the over 2,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who receive services and supports in DC.

On July 8, 2013, Quality Trust’s Legal Director testified at the DC Council, advocating for reform of the District’s guardianship law.

After the Justice for Jenny Decision, Quality Trust’s Legal Director, Jonathan Martinis, appeared on Huffington Post Live to discuss the case and, more importantly, the state of guardianship.