Autism Resulted In His Rights Being Stripped Away. He Just Won Them Back.

Last week, a judge terminated guardianship — which essentially stripped Borjas of his rights by deeming him incapacitated — and allowed him to use a less restrictive alternative known as supported decision-making. He is believed to be only the second person in the state to get guardianship terminated through this manner.

Supported decision-making allows adults with disabilities to make important decisions with assistance. In his case, his mother, Kelly Bain-Borjas, and two sisters, Hayley and Jade, will be his support team.