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Now & Next Monday group • NDIS

Monday 23 October @ 8:00 pm 10:00 pm AEDT

Lasting positive change for your child and family

Learn how to set goals and reach them through this innovative program delivered by parents for parents.

Now & Next is an innovative, award-winning online program for all parents, carers and grandparents of children with a delay in their development or disability. As parents or carers, you will make the most significant difference in your child’s life.
Now & Next gives you the practical skills to do this.

This 8-week evidence-based program delivered via video conference will provide you with the tools to achieve positive outcomes for your child and your whole family.

Facilitated by Parents Like You

Now & Next is facilitated by trained and knowledgeable parents who are Peer Workers. Like you, peer workers all have children with a disability or developmental delay – a lived personal experience – and are employed to support parents and families who face similar situations.
Every peer worker has graduated from the Now & Next Facilitator Training program. It is the first ‘by families, for families’ program of its kind – with more than 900 alumni in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Finland.

Program overview

The program is delivered in eight sessions of 2 hours each, held over eight weeks.
Through interactive and engaging activities, you will:

Session 1: Create a long-term vision and set goals, and prioritise goals for your child’s family and self-using our unique Pictability™ tool, which will lay down the foundations for a positive future for your child.
Session 2 and 3: Use our Goal to Action™ coaching tool to set three goals for you and your child (and reach them!).
Session 4: Identify your signature strengths and learn how to use them to achieve your goals.
Session 5: Focus on the areas where you can make the biggest difference to your child and family’s life using the Now & Next Mindfulness colouring-in book.
Session 6: Understand ‘flourishing’ and which practices can enhance well-being for different people, then learn how to increase the well-being and resilience of yourself, your child and your family.
Session 7: Learn how to partner and create positive relationships with professionals, thereby increasing your personal agency, well-being and family resilience.
Session 8: Review your toolkit and practice situations in which tools can be most effective.

Internationally acclaimed

This unique program is internationally recognised as groundbreaking. Based on principles of adult learning, it was developed using the evidence of positive psychology, family leadership, gamification and family-centred practice.

Using tools specifically designed for the program, participants choose outcomes and work towards them with new clarity and purpose.

This program is for

Parents, family members and primary carers of children with disability, developmental delay or neurodivergence aged 0-12 years old.


1x weekly online sessions (Sunday); 2 hours each;
It is required that parents/carers be available to attend all eight sessions.
From Monday 23 October to Monday 1 December8pm to 10pm AEDT/NSW time


by Sunday 15 October
Groups are subject to cancellation due to low RSVP.


This event is held online using Zoom. Instructions will be emailed to you closer to the event date.


Australia: The course cost can be claimed through NDIS Capacity Building funding for Improved Daily Living* or purchased privately by international families. Payment will not be necessary yet. A Now & Next team member will be in touch with you.
The total cost is A$1,133.92 per person or couple – only a limited number of couples per group.
(Cost = $70.87 x 2 hours x 8 sessions).

*NDIS Price Guide, listed as “Item number 117 – Development of Daily Living and Life Skills, Improved daily living skills, 15_038_0117_1_3

New Zealand: The course cost may be covered under Individual Funding arrangements with the New Zealand Ministry of Health or privately.
The total cost is NZ$1,284.64 per person or couple – only a limited number of couples per group
Please contact eram@plumtreelearning.com for further clarifications.

Rest of the world: Please contact eram@plumtreelearning.com for registrations and to determine the costs in your local currency.

If you do not have access to NDIS support, please see here.

Additional info


All material necessary to participate in this program will be mailed to you once your registration has been confirmed and finalised with a Now & Next team member.

Log in details

Once registered, we will provide further details closer to the date, including the link to join the session. You will need a good internet connection to attend.

Certificate of Completion

To get the best learning experience from this program, we encourage your involvement and interaction during each session. For attendees needing a certificate of attendance, we require the camera to be during all eight sessions to confirm attendance and engagement in each session.


We want all families to engage fully in our Now & Next program. Everyone is welcome! This includes parents or carers who have a disability or neurodiversity, have a medical condition, or speak English as a second language. If there is anything we can do to make your participation more successful, please let us know.

Contact details

For more information on the dates and details of our next course, please contact the Now & Next team at nowandnext@plumtree.org.au or call us on (02) 9572 8840.

If you are an organisation and want to host Now & Next or enquire about group bookings, please contact nowandnext@plumtree.org.au

We recommend families attend only 1 course at a time to focus on the learning outcomes.

Plumtree is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation that helps families thrive.

Trusted for over 30 years, we provide therapies and support for children aged birth to 8 years with a disability or developmental delay and their families. Our free online and centre-based playgroups and parent educational programs support all families. At Plumtree Preschool, children of all abilities and cultural backgrounds learn together and begin to understand the value of inclusive communities.

Plumtree’s passionate, culturally diverse team of specialists work from the heart in a caring environment where families feel respected and informed.

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