A Microboard™ is a small (micro) group of committed family and friends (generally a minimum of 5 people) who join together with the person to create a non-profit society (board). Together, they help the individual:
Plan his/her life;
Advocate for what they need;
Monitor services and ensure they are safe;
Connect to his/her wider community; and
Do fun things together.Together you can create services that are creative, flexible and reflect the needs of the individual.
In the future in Australia Microboards may also play a role in managing funding and delivering the services that the individual needs.
Come and join us for this inspiring two-day workshop where we encourage families, friends and supporters to come along and grow a Microboard community together.
With special guest presenter Linda Perry, CEO of Vela Canada, British Columbia
Would you like to find out more about:
How microboards have supported people with a wide range of disability, including severe disability, complex communication needs and challenging behavior to have good lives?
What microboards are and why they work?
How to find and invite people to form a microboard?
How microboards assist an individual to express and enact their dreams and wishes?
Which principles and values underpin microboards?
Legal aspects of microboard development and incorporation?
Any questions you have about microboards?
How microboards Australia can support you to build and operate your microboard.
…then this might be the workshop for you!
Accompanying Linda will be Jaquie Mills and Sheree Henley, Directors of Microboards Australia, whose sons both have a microboard.
Jaquie and Sheree will share their experience of the Microboards Australia community in microboard development and the positive outcomes for individuals, including a frank discussion of challenges along the way.
The Australian microboard model has been developed in WA by Microboards Australia since 2009.
You can find out more about microboards in WA here: