This webinar is a collaboration with the Southern Illinois Transition Project in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives (IAMC) and the Star Raft Project.
Microboards are tiny nonprofit corporations that are custom-designed to serve one person. Because of this singular focus, person-centered planning and service design is ‘baked-in' to the model. And it offers an ability to adapt quickly to someone's changing needs. Each Microboard is part of a larger personal circle of citizen-based support, connection, and companionship, offering a base for lifelong continuity of care, advocacy, and creative problem-solving. Nearly 2,000 Microboards are operating in cities, small towns, and rural areas in the US and Canada. They can be implemented using existing Illinois structures and Medicaid regulations. In this webinar, we’ll hear from the originator of the model. We’ll also hear from members of an active Microboard in Illinois who’ll describe how they’re using the model to promote a good life for the person at the center.