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Family-centred practice: are we there yet?

This post contains the Key Note address given by Sylvana Mahmic, Plumtree CEO at Pauline McGregor Address, National Early Childhood Intervention Australia Conference, Melbourne. 2016. In 1992, my eldest son was diagnosed with a disability. During the early...

The Parent Professional Relationship Statement

The Parent Professional Relationship Statement

Working in partnership with professionals In April 2017, the peer facilitators and alumni of the Now and Next program held their inaugural conference, entitled ‘By Families, For Families’, in Sydney, Australia. At this conference, something groundbreaking transpired,...

Self-managing your child’s NDIS plan: in conversation with Sam Paior

In May 2018, Plumtree ran our first ever webinar, for current and alumni members of the Now and Next program. Sylvana Mahmic, Plumtree CEO, in conversation with special guest speaker, Sam Paior from The Growing Space in South Australia. Sam is a solo mum to teenage...

The Beauty of My Autism

The Beauty of My Autism

When I was five, I remember dancing. For me, dancing was a primitive release, and I remember the liberation and the joy – the pure and intense joy – that it brought (and still brings). That I wasn’t any good was inconsequential: it was the...

By Families, For Families: Now and Next Alumni Conference

By Families, For Families: Now and Next Alumni Conference

In April of 2017 the peer facilitators and alumni of Now and Next convened a conference, entitled, ‘By Families, For Families’. Like Now and Next itself, the conference was the first of its kind – an event arranged and run by families, for families. What made the Now...

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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...

Ready, Set, NDIS: Setting goals for your child

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 workshop in...

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...

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