This presentation was given at Family Advocacy's 2012 The Odyssey Conference...celebrating achievements, progress and change.
Jaquie Mills is the parent of five children, one of whom, Eli, has complex disabilities and behaviours which can be seen as very challenging. Eli has now established his own business and is also living independently with unpaid support from three friends who he met at school. Jaquie and her partner Darryl credit the process supported by Vela Microboards Australia (VMA) with their son’s success so far in creating a good life. Jaquie is Chair and Developer of VMA. She has a number of other roles related to disability including as Chair of the Positive Behaviours guiding committee, as a university lecturer at Edith Cowan University and as a board member of the Foundation for Social Inclusion.