Creating an incorporated association is only a small part of becoming a microboard. It’s vital that the microboard has a culture of supporting the person at the centre to have their human rights met and enable them to have choice and control over their lives.
As well as supporting families to find people and become an incorporated association Microboards Australia offers a learning program that enables microboard members to support the person with a disability at its centre to be in charge of their lives and to live the life they want.
We are the only organisation in Australia endorsed by Vela Canada – who first developed microboards over 30 years ago – to support Microboard Development.
Our Learning Program
Our learning program is broken down into 6 learning modules:
Build Your Team – how to find and ask people to join a microboard
Set Your Vision – imagine, document and share the vision for your child’s good life
Incorporate – identify a name, create your policies and constitution, identify roles and responsibilities, complete the paperwork
Support Decisions – learn alternative communication and supported decision making tools and techniques
Collaborate – create and work together on a plan to bring about your vision
Manage information – ensure that the vision and other important information about the person at the centre of the microboard is captured and for hand over and not lost.
Delivery of the Learning Program
Learning is supported through online learning modules that can be shared among microboard members. Participants also attend 3 intensive workshops over the year to consolidate their learning.
Support to Implement Learning
To support microboards to implement what they learn and problem solve any hurdles, Microboards Australia offers monthly webinars where microboard members can pose problems and have the support of mentor families to resolve them.
We also support participants to gather with their peers in peer support groups and provide some structure on how to get the best outcome from these groups.
Included in the Microboard Program is 6 hours of individual coaching with mentors.
Timing & Price
There are three intakes to the program each year starting in January, May and August.
The program costs $8000 and can be funded using the following NDIS categories:
- Increased social and community participation
- Improved Life Choices
At the moment we are not registered with the NDIS so cannot offer services to those people whose NDIS plans are NDIA managed.
Interested? Contact us