Microboards Australia actively provide advocacy, consultation and and create opportunities to improve:
- the values and approaches of support services with the disability sector
- access to support in alignment and fairness as would a person with a disability
- how people engage with lived experience of people with a disability to learn from and engagement them in co-design models of support and the evaluate services
- to uphold the voice and opportunities for people with a disability, particularly people who complex communication needs.
Whilst we are an NDIS funded organisation we do this mostly pro bono, meaning this is so important to us that we are mostly unfunded to provide these supports. If you would like to enquire how you can support us within this space, please give us call to to have a chat.
Whilst our advocacy and consultation support are wide reaching induing through sit-in on advisory panels, talking at conferences, ad hoc consultation, developing training for other organisations, providing mentoring and supervision, a snapshot of some of our projects or supporting change topics you may like to read more about are listed below.
Merger of Minds
Merger of Minds is a peer group of people with a disability who have complex communication needs. Find out more about the advocacy, consultation and resources they develop for the broader disability sector.
Medical & Health Access Planning
We are active in the medical and health access space for people with a disability. find out about our research and involve,ement in the disability sector in this area.
Microboards Australia partner with Lud Allen a specialist in sexuality and relationships for people with a disability,. Find out more about our current projects, resources and support in this area.
Find out more here.
In 2019, Microboards Australia and Uniting Care West partnered to develop a series of frameworks, resources and tools to support a culturally informed discussion about restrictive practices. Find out more here.