NDIS @ Unity Studios

We are very excited to announce that we are now National Disability Scheme Providers!

 

Thank you for your interest in our inclusive workshops for all ages and abilities.

At Unity Studios we understand that the NDIS is all about choice and control and we welcome your enquiry. 

We are NDIS providers under the category, “Innovative Community Participation”. Each and every one of our programs at Unity Studios can be accessed by a person with a disability either independently or with support.

Introducing Cassandra Jensen!

Cassandra is the Founder, Program Director and Lead Mentor at Unity Studios. Her credentials include a Bachelor of Music, and further post graduate study to become a Secondary Music Teacher. In more recent years Cassandra furthered her teacher training studying Inclusive Education. This means she is qualified to teach music at a secondary level and within the area of Learning Support. Cassandra’s last posting in a school was as Learning Support Coordinator at St Pauls Catholic College, Greystanes.
We tell you this, not as a matter of self importance, but to give you a picture of the theory, knowledge, training and experience Cassandra draws from to formulate our programming at Unity Studios.
We work hard to make sure our learning environments are safe, supporting and nurturing. Where people of all ages and abilities can come to learn, grow and socialise at a level each individual is comfortable with.
Some of the benefits we hope to see from our participants in our programs are –
  • developing your self identity and individual style
  • growing in self confidence as you experience success
  • confidence to experiment and try new things in a supportive environment
  • practicing different techniques (fine motor skills)
  • portfolio building with close guidance of mentors
  • a balance of tasks – sometimes self directed learning and other times mentor lead learning
  • practicing following instructions
  • practicing communication and other social skills (1:1 and within a group)
  • learning to give your opinion and accepting advice from others
  • practicing being able to receive and accept constructive criticism

The best way to judge the effectiveness and compatibility of our programs would be to join our trial program. We offer a 2 session trial in each of the program areas.
If you would like to move forward and book a consultations and trial with us, please complete the form below.

We are happy to do a paid trial period of 2 sessions to ensure you are happy with your choices.  We will then set up a longer term agreement with regular review dates to make sure your program continues to meet your needs.

At Unity Studios, you can also request a term, semester or yearly report to assist with NDIS planning reviews. We would have liked to include these report costs in our session fees, however, to keep our sessions in line with the NDIS price guide, we have had to separate the pricing of the reports and they can be requested and purchased when necessary.

Our Face to Face programs 

Unity Studios NDIS Academic Peer Mentoring Life Skills Packages include weekly personalised plan, continuous feedback on progress, 55 min. scheduled individual or group sessions (during the school term).

Unity Studios GUITAR/UKULELE/KEYBOARD/PIANO – BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED FOR ALL AGES: Learn a mix of theory and practical skills in a small group or as an individual in a highly interactive way.

Unity Studios DRAMA/THEATRE –  SECONDARY STUDENTS – ALL ABILITY LEVEL (Returning Term 4 2018): Explore acting, stagecraft, movement, physical theatre and social interaction – building self confidence in warm and friendly environment.

Unity ART –  PRE TEENS – TEENS – ADULTS: Explore various artistic genres, techniques and mediums with different qualified art teachers and professional artists in an inclusive environment. Find your individual style.

Unity KIDS – Music, Drama & Art PRE TEENS – TEENS  (not currently running): Create your own program combining music, drama and/or art. Build your portfolio with the guidance of music, drama and art teachers and mentors. Explore various artistic genres, techniques and mediums with different qualified teachers and professional artists in an inclusive environment.

Unity Studios BUSY BEES –  TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS (PARENTS & CARERS)Returning Term 4 2018: Learning through exploration and building confidence – gross/fine motor & social/communication skills through music, movement, sensory activities/arts ‘n’ craft & social interaction.


ONLINE programs – COMING SOON!

Unity Studios AN ARTIST’S ADVENTURE –  16+ YEARS ONLY (offered with Unity Art Membership): ONLINE course 14 weeks duration – Self development creativity course to rediscover yourself and your passion for life. Coursework within an ONLINE classroom with resources on Unity Studios website and social interaction and support in ONLINE forum.

Unity GUITAR/UKULELE/KEYBOARD/PIANO Beginner & Intermediate course ONLINE – ALL AGES: Learn a mix of theory and practical skills in a group class or as an individual in a highly interactive way. Coursework within an ONLINE classroom with resources on Unity Studios website and social interaction and support in ONLINE forum.

Unity GUITAR/UKULELE/KEYBOARD/PIANO (can be taken with the course above) ONLINE – BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED FOR ALL AGES: Learn a mix of theory and practical skills as an individual through Skype or Zoom.

Click here for NDIS agreement advice.

Again, thank you for your interest in our programs at Unity Studios.

ENQUIRIES

Phone Cassandra Jensen on  0466 580 175 or email at ndis@unitystudios.com.au

RESOURCE LINKS

NDIS

https://www.ndis.gov.au/

https://www.ndis.gov.au/people-disability/fact-sheets-and-publications

Useful websites

My Care Space

Disability/NDIS Support Facebook groups

NDIS Grassroots Discussion

NDIS Discussion – NSW

NDIS Anything Discussion

NDIS and me – Nepean – 0 – 18 years

Western Sydney Autism Support Group

Penrith Area Parents & Carers of Children with a Disability

SSI Ability Links

Unity Studios Facebook groups/pages

Unity Studios (official Facebook page)

Cassandra Jensen – Creative Director of Unity Studios

Unity Studios Seniors

Unity Studios – where education & creativity unite

Unity Studios Busy Bees Parents & Friends

Unity Studios Intermediate Ukulele