Creating Your Vision and Gathering Your Team
July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AESTA$100.00
Having a network work of people around your family member with a disability can enable enable them to tap into creativity of the members of this network and their personal networks to achieve your family member’s goals. It can reduce the workload on families and enable more creative and effective solutions. A network can also mean that you have others that love you and keep you safe.
Having a vision statement is key to enabling your family member with a disability to work with a network of people to achieve the good life they want. A vision statement will guide your decisions and and help you take the steps needed to get closer to how you imagine the future will be.
A good vision statement will also help you to attract and motivate others to work alongside your family member with a disability.
Asking others to be part of a network of people who freely give their time to help you achieve your vision can be daunting for some. In this workshop we will also provide you with some ways of building relationships with others and asking them to be part of your circle of support or microboard.
What does a vision statement look like?
Why have a vision statement?
How to write a vision statement
Sharing your vision
Who to ask to join your microboard?
How to ask them to join
What happens if I don’t know anyone to ask?
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’s son has a microboard and she has assisted numerous other Australian families to put successful microboards in place.
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.