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What is a microboard?

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;
  • Brainstorm ideas;
  • 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.

 

Register on: Eventbrite

Date: Thursday & Friday

23 & 24 November 2017

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm each day

Venue: Woodstock Community Centre

22 Churst St, Burwood, NSW

Cost: $400 Concession $200 incl. GST covers workshop, meals, refreshments

We do not want the cost to stop you from coming, please talk to us.

Enquiries:

Michaela Kennedy

0409 646 665

Email: Michaela@jeder.com.au

microboardsfiMicroboards Australia and Jeder Institute

Are delighted to present

AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROBOARDS

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:

http://microboard.org.au

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