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How to create a good life for our children

How to create a good life for our children

In 2018 Nicole Buffoni, Plumtree Peer Worker, visited Ireland & Sweden to attend the International Initiative for Disability Leadership Conference.  This journey created a shift in the hopes and dreams she has for her son Harry.  Nicole reflects on her...

New to the world of NDIS? Here is a parent’s perspective

New to the world of NDIS? Here is a parent’s perspective

Kerrie Turner is mother of three including Joshua, who has a global developmental delay and has been in the NDIS since 2016.  Kerrie shares her trail blazing experience and how a focus on goal setting and new mindset, were the keys to achieving outcomes for her...

Surviving the wet fish moment

Surviving the wet fish moment

How do you answer difficult questions from stranger’s about your child? Stephanie Wacker knows that when you have a child with a disability or developmental delay you may face moments in time that can be extremely hard to navigate. Stephanie’s analogy that these are...

Have you heard about Hire up?  Need to know more?

Have you heard about Hire up? Need to know more?

One of the benefits of the NDIS is that it gives people with a disability more choice and flexibility over the services they choose.  Developing plans and strategies with a therapist or keyworker are essential to achieving your child and family’s goals. As...

Creative ways of using your NDIS funding

Creative ways of using your NDIS funding

Jacqui Godwin didn’t know what was possible when she set out to increase her daughter Sophies' communication, however, by creatively using her NDIS funding, she is amazed with how far and fast her daughter’s language has developed. Early in 2017, Jacqui put a goal in...

Lego Together

Lego Together

Developing social and communication skills with friends at home, at school or early childhood centre Lego Together is an evidence-based social skills program for school-aged children (4-8 years old) which promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing and...

NDIS News

New to the world of NDIS? Here is a parent’s perspective

New to the world of NDIS? Here is a parent’s perspective

Kerrie Turner is mother of three including Joshua, who has a global developmental delay and has been in the NDIS since 2016.  Kerrie shares her trail blazing experience and how a focus on goal setting and new mindset, were the keys to achieving outcomes for her...

Have you heard about Hire up?  Need to know more?

Have you heard about Hire up? Need to know more?

One of the benefits of the NDIS is that it gives people with a disability more choice and flexibility over the services they choose.  Developing plans and strategies with a therapist or keyworker are essential to achieving your child and family’s goals. As...

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...

Plumtree News & Events

Creative ways of using your NDIS funding

Creative ways of using your NDIS funding

Jacqui Godwin didn’t know what was possible when she set out to increase her daughter Sophies' communication, however, by creatively using her NDIS funding, she is amazed with how far and fast her daughter’s language has developed. Early in 2017, Jacqui put a goal in...

Lego Together

Lego Together

Developing social and communication skills with friends at home, at school or early childhood centre Lego Together is an evidence-based social skills program for school-aged children (4-8 years old) which promotes social interaction, turn-taking skills, sharing and...

Launching a Peer led series ‘Let’s talk about…’

Launching a Peer led series ‘Let’s talk about…’

Plumtree is excited to launch a Peer-led series of ‘Lets talk about..’ workshops, created & facilitated by families, and for families of children with disability or developmental delay. This series will highlight a new topic each month, with the flexibility of a...

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?...

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