This program supports people with disability to experience working with a network of family and friends to make decisions.
Our learning program is broken down into 5 learning modules:
Build Your Team – how to find and ask people to join a microboard
Beliefs, Values, Rights & Needs – Ensure members get to know you and your needs, how to put the important values of microboards into action and uphold your human rights.
Manage Knowledge – ensure that the vision and other important information about you and the vision for your life is captured and accessible to the people you feel need to see it.
Support Decision Making – use supported decision making techniques to have more choice and control over your life
Running effective meetings – develop meeting processes that maximise the participation and inclusion of all people.
Delivery of the Learning Program
Learning is supported through online learning modules that can be shared among microboard members. Participants also attend 2 intensive workshops to consolidate their learning. Also included in the program is individual microboard mentoring which is done either in person, over the phone or online.
Sometimes families need more time to complete the program and that can be done at no extra cost.
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.
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What if I decide I don’t want a microboard?
If you decide you don’t want a microboard, your wishes will be respected. The benefit of the learning program to this point will be that a robust supported decision making process has been explored and put in place.