GuardianshipAt the age of 18, students reach the age of majority. This is the age at which a person, formerly a minor, is recognized by law to be an adult, capable of managing his or her own affairs and responsible for any legal obligations created by his or her actions. For students with disabilities and their families that can be an extremely confusing time. Families may either seek guardianship or seek alternatives to guardianship. Click on the links below to gather more information about both options.