Libby EllisThe idea of an active support network is really an old idea in our society. For people with disabilities it is an idea and practice that has been around for at least 25 years. It is not a service or program. Rather Circles are a group of people who are intentionally invited to come together in friendship and support of a person with disability, for the purpose of protecting their interests into the future. In this workshop Libby introduced people to a Circle of Support, explored strategies for success, and common areas of challenge. Feedback & HighlightsGood mix of people, activities producing tangible ideas to take home, teamwork, frustration balanced with ideas, purpose! Learning, consolidating, educating, eye opening, contribution, over whelming, thought provoking, respectful of all, very good, informative, reinvigorated, networking, very helpful, Inspiring, potential, worthwhile, reflection/ consolidating ideas, the generosity of others, Libby’s life examples & sharing from others, meeting people who are in circle of support, other’s points of view, stories,, networking, spending a full day listening & participating in this topic, meeting people with the same interests, visioning the future for Mark, sharing experiences - presenter to audience, the approach of ‘coaching’ rather than informing, participants feedback, excellent.