Susan Stanford

Kingsley, Western Australia

Disability advocate

In 1997, Susan burst out of the professional limits of her physiotherapy and education roles to take a fresh look at supporting people with disability and their families. Her experience living in remote Aboriginal communities helped drive this new, more connected approach to social issues. The AMP Tomorrow Fund grant is enabling Susan to grow her Microboard model – a collective to support people with significant disability, health or ageing needs: “This work recalls our ancient, inner wiring for connection and relationship. We are healthiest and safest when we’re embedded in a strong, connected community.