Limited conservatorships apply only to adults who are served by California’s regional centers. This protective legal arrangement is “limited” because adults with developmental disabilities retain decision making power in regard to their personal care and/or financial resources in keeping with their ability to do so, as determined by the court. A limited conservatorship is used to promote and protect the well-being of the individual and is designed to encourage the development of maximum self-reliance and independence. Contact an attorney or Disability Rights California, at (805) 884-7218 for further information about conservatorships. Your local Family Resource Center may have information on alternatives to conservatorships.