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Micro-boards were started as small companies to organize support around one individual. They were started because specific indivivduals needed more effective assistance than what was currently being provided in the services system. The company has control over the support dollars and ways in which support is provided. Typically the individual around whom
the micro-board is started and his/her support circle hire the staff and make all decisions regarding the design and type of assistance provided. This model has led to many types of avenues of self-determination.

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Managed by: Cary Griffin (cgriffin@griffinhammis.com) of Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC

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This agency helps people who want to manage their own services. They can help set up microboards, cooperatives and other direct funding initiatives.
Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives
An organization in Illinois that offers self-advocates, families and friends the opportunity to create Microboards and Human Service Cooperatives.
Tennessee Microboard Association
This statewide initiative helps people start microboards. It also helps with person-centered planning.
Vela Microboard Association
This agency helps people from British Columbia have greater control over their services. That can mean setting up an individual budget or a microboard.

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