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How to manage your NDIS funding package

How to manage your NDIS funding package

There are three different ways that you can manage your child’s NDIS funding and it’s important to understand each of these so that you can make the decision that is right for your child and family. Firstly, Self-managed: You manage all financial, recruitment and...

Now and Next: a Peer Network and Family Leadership initiative

Plumtree is incubating a Peer Network and Family Leadership initiative for parents of young children with disabilities and delays in their development. This evidence-based 8-week group program is up and running here in Sydney. The program is delivered by peer...

What you can do now 

You make the biggest difference in your child’s life. When a child has a delay in development, or a disability, it’s easy to talk as if all that matters is the services they receive. This is not true. What your child needs most is you. Young children learn most of all...

Does my child have a delay or disability?

If you are reading this, you may be worried about your child’s development. Your worry is a sign of your love for your child – you want the very best for him or her. You know your child so well, and it always makes good sense to follow up on your concerns. Perhaps...

Ready, Set, NDIS: Setting goals for your child

We want the best for our children, and having a vision is essential for them to thrive. Achieving it involves planning and setting goals for the child and family that lead to positive outcomes. While outcomes are a somewhat overlooked area in the current system, they...

Diversity: Welcoming Indigenous families

Diversity: Welcoming Indigenous families

  Plumtree has long valued cultural diversity. We set out to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities a decade ago. Currently, 7% of the families we work with are from an Indigenous background and our projects with the Aboriginal...

NDIS News

How to manage your NDIS funding package

How to manage your NDIS funding package

There are three different ways that you can manage your child’s NDIS funding and it’s important to understand each of these so that you can make the decision that is right for your child and family. Firstly, Self-managed: You manage all financial, recruitment and...

Ready, Set, NDIS: Setting goals for your child

We want the best for our children, and having a vision is essential for them to thrive. Achieving it involves planning and setting goals for the child and family that lead to positive outcomes. While outcomes are a somewhat overlooked area in the current system, they...

Ready, Set, NDIS: A parent’s perspective

Ready, Set, NDIS: A parent’s perspective

  The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will roll out across Sydney from July 2017. We invited Kerrie Turner, a mother of three accessing the scheme in the Hunter Region NDIS trial site, to talk about her experience at Plumtree’s Ready, Set, NDIS...

A new way to plan and set goals for children with a disability

A new way to plan and set goals for children with a disability

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Inner West and South East Sydney rollout approaching next year, having a vision for your child instead of a checklist of therapies is essential. Setting goals enables you to get the most out of the new system, receive a...

Plumtree News

Now and Next: a Peer Network and Family Leadership initiative

Plumtree is incubating a Peer Network and Family Leadership initiative for parents of young children with disabilities and delays in their development. This evidence-based 8-week group program is up and running here in Sydney. The program is delivered by peer...

Ready, Set, NDIS: Setting goals for your child

We want the best for our children, and having a vision is essential for them to thrive. Achieving it involves planning and setting goals for the child and family that lead to positive outcomes. While outcomes are a somewhat overlooked area in the current system, they...

Diversity: Welcoming Indigenous families

Diversity: Welcoming Indigenous families

  Plumtree has long valued cultural diversity. We set out to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities a decade ago. Currently, 7% of the families we work with are from an Indigenous background and our projects with the Aboriginal...

A new way to plan and set goals for children with a disability

A new way to plan and set goals for children with a disability

With the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Inner West and South East Sydney rollout approaching next year, having a vision for your child instead of a checklist of therapies is essential. Setting goals enables you to get the most out of the new system, receive a...

AAC: Strategies to support children with communication difficulties

AAC: Strategies to support children with communication difficulties

Imagine if you couldn’t speak. How would you share your ideas, socialise with friends, buy things? Some things can’t be communicated easily through gestures and facial expressions. Communication can be hard for some children; they have difficulties understanding...

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