Adult with DS in Court Over Living Situation

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Adult with DS in Court Over Living Situation
Tue, 07-30-2013 - 3:37pm

A VA women with DS is fighting in court for the right to choose where she wants to live.  She wants to live with friends versus an adult home chosen by her parents, who have filed for guardianship:

The details of Jenny Hatch’s life have come under scrutiny in a complicated guardianship case that is pitting her wishes against those of her parents and testing the rights of adults with disabilities to choose how they live. The 29-year-old wants to move in with friends and continue the life she had, working at a thrift shop and riding her bike everywhere. Her parents want her to remain in a group home, supervised and protected.

Read the complete story at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-woman-with-down-syndrome-seeks-power-to-live-the-way-she-wants/2013/07/20/76102a82-d789-11e2-a9f2-42ee3912ae0e_story.html

Do you think she should have the choice on how she lives her life?