The Olmstead Act
A Microboard is formed when a small group (micro) of committed family and friends join together with a person with special needs, to create a board. Together, this small group of people, address the person's planning and support needs in an unique and individualized fashion. A Microboard relies on person centered planning and is therefore, created for the sole support of one individual.
- The Microboard must be focused on the dreams and wishes of the person for whom the board is created.
- Microboard members may be family, friends, neighbors, and/or individuals who are committed to the person for whom the board is created.
- Decisions made by a Microboard will demonstrate regard for the person's safety, comfort, and dignity.
- The more complex a person's needs are, the more important it is that the services are customized and individualized to support those needs.
- All Microboard members will conduct their board business in the spirit of mutual respect, cooperation, and collaboration.
- All services developed and/or contracted are based on the person's needs, not availability of services.
- The staff, who work for or with the person through their Microboard, do not work for an agency of business. They work for the individual.
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