This presentation was given at Family Advocacy's 2012 The Odyssey Conference...celebrating achievements, progress and change.
Margaret Ward has a longstanding interest in how community, families and services can work together in right relationship to build good lives for people with disability. Margaret and her husband Jeremy developed creative supports around their daughter, Mena, as a child, then an independent adult in her own home and finally through her last years when she was the most vulnerable. Mena was surrounded by friends and family and was able to live in her own home to the end of her life. Margaret hopes that by sharing her family’s experience other families will give “right relationship” a go.