Inclusion @ Unity Studios

Within our mainstream programs, we include participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme to build their capacity to increase social and community participation!

 

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. We welcome your enquiry and work tireless with you to access our programs if that is what you have chosen. 

We are NDIS providers under the category, “Innovative Community Participation”. Participant’s plans should include Increased Social and Community Participation within capacity building to access our inclusive programs.

Each and every one of our programs at Unity Studios can be accessed by a person with a disability either independently or with extra support if required.

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. Cassandra now works casually in schools within the Blue Mountains, Penrith and Blacktown area.
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 book an initial consultation with us.
If you would like to move forward and book a consultations and trial with us, please complete the form below.

Once satisfied that you would like to join our programs, we will formulate an individual program with you, set up a longer term agreement with regular review dates to make sure your program continues to meet your needs and goals.

At Unity Studios, you can also request a 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 when necessary.

Our Face to Face programs 

Unity Studios Social and Community Participation Packages include weekly personalised plan, continuous feedback on progress, 55 min. scheduled individual or group sessions (during the school term).

Unity for Social and Community

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 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 (Friday evenings and day sessions to come!)

UNITY ART (KIDS)- PRE TEENS – TEENS (running Term 3 & 4 2019): Build your portfolio with the guidance of art mentors. Explore various artist techniques and mediums with different qualified teachers and professional artists in an inclusive environment.

GAMING UNPLUGGED – PRE TEENS – TEENS (running Friday afternoons, school holidays and more sessions to be added) & ADULT (day sessions coming soon!)

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

Unity Studios DRAMA/THEATRE (School holidays only) –  PRIMARY & SECONDARY STUDENTS: Explore acting, stagecraft, movement, physical theatre and social interaction – building self confidence in warm and friendly environment.


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. Please complete the form below and we will be in touch ASAP.

ENQUIRIES

Phone Cassandra Jensen on  0466 580 175, email at info@unitystudios.com.au or head to the Homepage to complete our ONLINE expression of interest form –unitystudios.com.au

RESOURCE LINKS

NDIS

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

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

Useful websites

Winning Edge Psychology

Uniting Local Area Support Coordination

Therapy Plus

NADO

Mable

At The Corner plan management and support coordination

Betterlife Support (support workers)

Empowerability

National Disability Support Partners (Specialist Plan Management provider)

Bushbred

LifeStart

Careseekers 

My Care Space

IDEAS

Ability Options

All Abilities 

Walking Together Counselling

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)

Inclusion @ Unity Studios

Cassandra Jensen – Creative Director of Unity Studios

Unity Studios Seniors

Unity Studios Family & Friends

Unity Studios Busy Bees Parents & Friends

Unity Studios Intermediate Ukulele