Parents who have completed the Now & Next program reported on the achievements of their child outcomes at the end of the program

For families living in Australia who do not have NDIS funding

Life can be overwhelming for parents or carers if their children don’t develop or behave in the same way as other children. Parents often wonder if there is something more they could be doing to help.

Now & Next is an 8-session online interactive program that can help you to make a positive difference for your child.

We know that parents and carers make the biggest difference in their child’s life. Not by doing more, but by achieving more with less effort. Your valuable time will be well spent because we measure the outcomes and it works.


Join the program and you will:

  • Learn how to achieve more with less effort
  • Use your strengths to make small changes that create a big impact for your child 
  • Learn how to increase the well-being and resilience of your entire family
  • Learn strategies that have worked for other families 
  • Use our practical toolkit to get the best for your child when funding is limited

Daytime, nighttime, weekend or intensives are available! We are flexible to meet your needs. Register at the bottom of the page

Starting with the strengths of your child and family you plan the first practical, ‘next steps’ to get you going. These easy to achieve ‘next steps’ are the building blocks for creating the best life, for the child and the whole family.

“Now & Next has given me a very clear and easy to use template to look at what’s working/not working, how to change, plan, make and achieve goals. It all makes sense in my head now with a clear path” Mother, WA

Already accessing professional support?  We show you how to maximize the services you are using by building strong relationships with your child’s team.

Don’t have any support? We help you to make the best use of what is available in your community by making small changes that will set you and your child on the right path.

You will learn from our knowledgeable and trained parent facilitators and from the other parents and carers in the group. Together you will share what has worked and how to navigate the system to find what is right for your child. Rest assured, what’s shared in the group stays in the group. Your privacy will be respected.

“It has changed our focus from the lack of availability of therapies to what we can do for our family with what we have. Being able to celebrate the little wins has brought some joy to our family.” Father, NT

There is so much you can do right now. Every family has the potential for a fulfilling life, all we need is the right tools. Now & Next gives you the confidence to tackle any challenge that your family may face, now and into the future.

“It has changed the way I view and interact with my son and my husband. I feel like we now have a bit more structure in our household and I have the tools to tackle issues I felt overwhelmed by before. It has also reminded me that it’s ok to be ‘selfish’ sometimes. My mum always says “you can’t pour out of an empty cup” and I think it finally makes sense to me” Mother, NT

For a limited time only, this evidence-based program is free of charge for families living in Australia who are not currently accessing NDIS funding. Limited spaces are available so Register NOW. Don’t miss the opportunity.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. Visit www.dss.gov.au for more information. During Covid19 it is delivered via video conferencing. 

Want to talk to a peer facilitator about the program? Please register your interest below and one of our friendly peer facilitators will call you to discuss the program.  

Have an NDIS package? Please see here for more registration options.

For other inquiries email nowandnext@plumtree.org.au or call us on (02) 9572 8840.


Now & Next – Free

Term 4; 2021

Now & Next – Vietnamese

Term 4; 2021

For further information select your preferred dates, times, format or community language group below

Now & Next
Monday – Evenings

Monday 18 October to Monday 6 December
8pm – 10pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
Tuesday – Afternoons

Tuesday 19 October to Tuesday 7 December
12.30pm – 2.30pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
Tuesday – Evenings

Tuesday 19 October to Tuesday 7 December
8pm – 10pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
for families accessing MyTime groups

Tuesday 19 October to Tuesday 7 December
8pm – 10pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
Vietnamese

Wednesday 20 October to Wednesday 8 December
11am – 1pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
Wednesday – Evenings

Wednesday 20 October to Wednesday 8 December
8pm – 10pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
Urdu

Thursday 21 October to Thursday 9 December
8pm – 10pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
Sunday

Sunday 24 October to Sunday 12 December
12.30pm – 2.30pm, AEDT
(Sydney time)

Now & Next
Intensive

Monday and Thursday from
Monday 15 November to Thursday 9 December
8pm – 10pm , AEDT
(Sydney time)

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