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Creating Your Vision and Building Your Team
July 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AESTFree
Not sure of what the life looks like that you are trying to build for your family member with a disability?
Don’t know how to share this vision in order to get others on board to help make it happen?
Thinking of setting up a circle of support or a microboard?
Don’t have anyone to ask?
Don’t know where to start?
This workshop will help you to develop a vision for the good life your family member with a disability wants. The workshop is also designed to help you develop a strategy for gathering family and friends around your family member with a disability to help make this vision a reality.
What is a vision and why have one?
Getting more clear on your vision
Tips for building relationships
Mapping your social networks to identify people who you could ask
Managing the fear of asking
How to ask
Building on your first gathering to keep things moving
Jaquie has been one of the pioneer families developing the microboard model in Australia over the past decade in partnership with Vela Canada. Her son Eli’s microboard has supported him to have an active social life, his own business, a girlfriend and to live independently.
A former high school teacher, she has a particular interest in how to support people with complex communication needs and behaviours which can be challenging. She was a finalist in the 2017 West Australian of the Year awards in recognition of her work supporting people with complex needs.
Sheree is the mother of Isaac, a young man with a complex disability. Like many parents of a child with a disability she was very anxious about what would happen to him when she could no longer support him. In 2006 she travelled to Canada where she learned about microboards and played a vital role in bringing them to Australia.
Sheree is the mother of Isaac, a young man with a complex disability. Like many parents of a child with a disability she was very anxious about what would happen to him when she could no longer support him. With the help of Microboards Australia, she established her son’s Microboard – Isaac’s Band of Brothers and Sisters Inc in 2014. Sheree joined Microboards Australia in 2017 and has been working with a group of families on the east coast of Australia to set up Microboards.
Sheree loves the incredible power of friends working together under a formalised structure to support their friend with a disability to live a good life.
This event has been kindly supported by Gandel Philanthropy