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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...

Parents as peer leaders

Parents as peer leaders

One goal of the Now and Next program is to identify potential peer leaders, and to recruit and train them into the NANA Peer Facilitators team. This ‘leadership pipeline’ not only allows Now and Next to continue to be led by enthusiastic and impassioned parent peers,...

Using songs to guide children through daily activities

Using songs to guide children through daily activities

There are some great messages about the joys of singing in old musicals. While you can’t burst into song for every situation (like the checkout queue or the car park!), singing can help guide children smoothly and happily through daily routines, activities and...

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 in a nutshell

Now and Next in a nutshell

Something exciting is unfolding in Sydney’s Inner West at an Early Intervention (EI) service provider, Plumtree. Over the past few years, a dedicated team of professionals and parents has been incubating a revolutionary peer-led program targeted at parents and carers...

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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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