12 Week Family Program
Our 12-week program for families captures all of the essential elements of the Is There Better Way approach. Together we will explore why people may behave in challenging ways and how we can develop supports to meet the needs of those we care for as well as ourselves. The 12-week program includes 6 chapters of learning, 4 coaching sessions, an online discussion forum and access to resources and planning tools.
- 6 Chapters
- 4 Coaching Sessions
- Discussion forum
- Resources & Planners
ITaBW for Professionals and Providers
Together we spend 17 weeks deeply exploring our understanding of why people may show us they are having a hard time, stressed or distressed from a contemporary human rights, relationship, regulation and neurobiological lens. We will talk about and plan for support from a person centred, neurodiverse affirming and wellbeing approach, allowing professionals and providers to establish a cultural lens of embedding support in everyday practice to meet people’s needs and therefore increase the wellbeing of the people we support and a reduction in behaviour that can concern others.
We have a range of webinars available free or for purchase.
You can also access the modules in the 12-week program here as separate modules if you wish to access them this way.
Look out for more modules being added over time.
ITaBW Card Set
The ITABW card set is a uniquely designed resource to assist with exploring a person's needs and the identification of possible Restricted Practices.
Many families have been using this card set with great success in their planning with teams supporting people with a disability.
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 and supporting people who may show the challenges they face through behaviour we can find difficult. These resources were developed based on the original ITaBW card set along with the Restrictive Practice ‘what are your rights’ easy read and plain English versions of the Code of Practice for the Elimination of Restrictive Practices, WA Department of Communities.
Human and Communication Rights
You can can download our visual versions of the Convention for Human Rights of People with a Disability and Communication Bill for Rights here. Please note you are welcome to use these resources but are not to be reproduced without reference to Microboards.
Our team of families and professionals are available for coaching via Skype, zoom or other methods that might suit you.
These sessions are about collaborative thinking and developing awareness of needs. We work with the understanding that families and supporters are the experts in their loved one's lives, and we can help support and guide the developing knowledge of your expertise and wisdom.
Individual coaching session
Group coaching session