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Introduction to Microboards

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Hughesdale

160 Poath Road

Hughesdale, VIC 3166

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Do you wonder what will happen to your child with a disability when you can no longer support them?

A microboard is a network of trusted people who love and freely support a person with a disability and make sure that paid supports are working well, even when parents are no longer around. This network has a formalised legal structure known as an incorporated association.

Microboards are similar to circles off support however the legal structure increases the likelihood that a network of friends will stay in existence for the rest of the person's life.

In this session we will provide you with an introduction on how to gather people, form and operate a microboard. You will also meet parents who have set up a microboard around their child with a disability and learn about the services that Microboards Australia offers.

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.

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Jaquie Mills and Sheree Henley are Directors of Microboards Australia and will be presenting at this session. Jaquie and Sheree are both parents of young men with complex disabilities. They have both set up microboards around their sons. Sheree’s son’s microboard won an ACT chief minister’s inclusion award for innovation in inclusion. Jaquie won a Citizen of the Year Award in Western Australia for her work with Microboards.

Jaquie and Sheree have seen the incredible power of a formalised group of loving friends supporting people with disabilities to live great lives independent of their parents. They want other parents to have the same peace of mind that they have that their child will be safe, loved and living a great life even when they are no longer around.

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