Introduction to Microboards Workshop – Wollongong NSW
June 17 @ 9:30 am UTC+8
Do you wonder what will happen to your child with a disability when you can no longer support them?
Do you want to be able employ your own supports to provide the kind of care your family member needs?
Got lots of great ideas for a great life but struggling to be able to do it all on your own?
Do you want the flexibility of self managing NDIS funds but worried about doing it all on your own?
A microboard is a network of trusted people including family and friends who freely give their time to support a person with disability to imagine, plan and safeguard the good life the person with a disability seeks. This network is formalised by becoming an incorporated association.
When the main carers like parents or siblings are unable to support their family member due to death, old age or ill health having a Microboard means that the person with a disability still has people around them that know them really well and can support them to continue building a good life. The legal structure of a Microboard ensures accountability to the person with a disability.
The microboard can also support families or individuals to self manage their ndis funds. It’s a great way to stay in control of your ndis funding but get the support of others who love and care about the person with a disability and share the workload of self management.
- what a microboard is
- why you might want to set one up
- how they help people with disability to live a good life even without parents
- how to gather people to form your microboard
- what kinds of activities they can do
- the differences between a circle of support and a microboard
- the important underlying values and beliefs that drive how microboards act
You will hear stories of people who have set up a microboard around their child with a disability and learn about the services that Microboards Australia offers.
We will also provide you with information on how to request funding through the NDIS to support microboard development.
Microboards Australia is the only organisation in Australia that is endorsed by Vela Microboards to support microboard development. Vela Microboards is the organisation that founded Microboards over 30 years ago in Canada.
Sheree Henley is a Director of Microboards Australia and will be presenting at this session. Sheree is the mother of Isaac, a young man with complex disabilities who has a microboard called Isaac’s Band of Brothers & Sisters Inc The Band as it is otherwise known won an ACT Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award for Innovation in Inclusion.
Sheree loves the incredible power of a group of loving friends working under a formalised structure supporting a person with a disability to live a great life independent of parents.