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The best is yet to come

The best is yet to come

In September 2018 Plumtree hosted a 2 day workshop facilitated by Dr Michael Kendrick that presented new ideas for capacity building for families navigating the Early Childhood Intervention stage.  The workshop highlighted the strength in nurturing family...

8 top NDIS tips

8 top NDIS tips

Self-managing or plan managing your NDIS package gives you greater flexibility to reach your goals using your funding. It’s not hard to self-manage but if you want the flexibility, without the administrative responsibility, then plan managing is for you. Sam Paior...

Q&A Panel: Leaning in to relationships with professionals

Q&A Panel: Leaning in to relationships with professionals

Q&A Panel: Leaning in to relationships with professionals l Now & Next Alumni Conference 2018   Struggling to build meaningful partnerships with your professionals?   Trying to unite your team for the greater good of your child and family?...

That’s a wrap!

That’s a wrap!

That's a wrap! I Highlights video I Now & Next Alumni Conference 2018 ‘The 2nd Now and Next Alumni conference is a ‘by families for families’ event which provides us with the opportunity to reinvigorate our vision, challenge our thinking, and be informed to create...

Creating connected communities at schools

Creating connected communities at schools

Marie Vlahakis was scared of the unknown when her son took his first steps into a mainstream school. However, she embraced the school community and her son is now thriving in his second school year. Marie shares her family’s approach to creating an inclusive, safe and...

NDIS News

8 top NDIS tips

8 top NDIS tips

Self-managing or plan managing your NDIS package gives you greater flexibility to reach your goals using your funding. It’s not hard to self-manage but if you want the flexibility, without the administrative responsibility, then plan managing is for you. Sam Paior...

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...

Plumtree News & Events

The best is yet to come

The best is yet to come

In September 2018 Plumtree hosted a 2 day workshop facilitated by Dr Michael Kendrick that presented new ideas for capacity building for families navigating the Early Childhood Intervention stage.  The workshop highlighted the strength in nurturing family...

Q&A Panel: Leaning in to relationships with professionals

Q&A Panel: Leaning in to relationships with professionals

Q&A Panel: Leaning in to relationships with professionals l Now & Next Alumni Conference 2018   Struggling to build meaningful partnerships with your professionals?   Trying to unite your team for the greater good of your child and family?...

Now and Next: an external evaluation

Now and Next: an external evaluation

When we were developing the Now and Next program at Plumtree in 2015, we knew we were onto something special. It began with a vision to help parents of young children with a disability or developmental delay cultivate skills that achieve positive outcomes for the...

Pictability training for Early Childhood professionals

Pictability training for Early Childhood professionals

Thanks to the ECIA NSW/ACT Innovation in Family Centred Practice (IFCP) Grant, Plumtree Peer workers are currently training Early Childhood professionals in Pictability, a new way to plan & create a vision. More here...

The Impact of Parents doing Now and Next Together

The Impact of Parents doing Now and Next Together

Now & Next- Family Resilience and Working as a Team Nicole Buffoni Before my son was diagnosed with ASD, my husband and I had always been an incredible team. Life, for the most part had felt like we were in it together- facing both our challenges and dreams as...

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