An analysis of guardianships of people aged 18 to 22 years with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) found that guardianships are overused with less consideration of less restrictive decision-making supports. This is largely due to the influence of school officials. The study found that schools are the number one referral source for guardianship, and national data indicates that people with I/DD who are aged 18 to 22 years and receiving publicly funded services are the most likely of all the age groups surveyed to be under guardianship. Guardianship is a state legal process where a court removes . . .