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 tirelessly with you to access our programs if that is what you have chosen.
We are NDIS providers under the category, “Innovative Community Participation”, Increased Social and Community Participation within capacity building.
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. Our programs are inclusive and are attended by a wide range of community members, people with a disability and people without a disability.
We are passionate about inclusion!
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 is currently working at a Western Sydney High School as a Learning Support Teacher. She has held the position of Learning Support Coordinator in a large school overseeing over 100 student personalised plans and has worked as a consultant with many schools in Western Sydney to improve education in the 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
Interested in finding out more?
The best way to judge the effectiveness and compatibility of our programs would be to book an initial consultation with us.
Once satisfied that you would like to join our programs, we will formulate an individual program of service with you with regular review dates to make sure your program continues to meet your needs and goals.
In preparation for your NDIS planning review, you are supplied with a Unity Studios service report to assist you with the planning process.
UABILITY PROGRAMMING OPTIONS
Individual Skill Building
Unity Studios Social and Community Participation Uability Programs can be formulated to your individual needs.
Face to Face or Online
Option 1 INDIVIDUAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT includes a weekly personalised plan, continuous feedback on progress, 55 min. scheduled individual or group sessions.
Option 2 LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE Teens – Adults Weekly sessions with Cass Jensen to discover your abilities and talents to put them to use in your life to make sure you are living your best life!
OPTION 3 CREATIVE WRITING (Courses available for primary, secondary and : Explore character design and plot development, socialisation with other literature lovers!
OPTION 4 IGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR LIFE with Cass Jensen – 16+ YEARS ONLY: 14 weeks 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. Taking expression of interest for JULY 2020!
Option 1 UNITY JAM – GUITAR/UKULELE/KEYBOARD/PIANO/VOICE/MUSIC PRODUCTION/DRUMMING: 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 (by appointment).
Option 2 UNITY ART: SECONDARY – ADULTS Explore various artistic genres, techniques and mediums with different qualified art teachers and professional artists in an inclusive environment. Find your individual style (Tuesday or Thursday evenings and day sessions by appointment)
Option 3 VISION BOARD TUESDAY @ UNITY STUDIOS: SECONDARY – ADULTS Create you own Vision Board in a warm, welcoming and supportive environment over 3 Tuesday evening sessions. You will receive a workbook to prompt your thinking and get your creative juices flowing. you will also be provided with as little or as much support as you require to create your vision board.
Option 4 UNITY ART : PRIMARY 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 (Tuesday or Thursday afternoons).
Option 5 DRAMA/THEATRE: UPPER PRIMARY – SECONDARY Explore acting, stagecraft, movement, physical theatre and social interaction – building self confidence in a warm and friendly environment.
Option 6 BUSY BEES (mid afternoons) – TODDLERS & PRESCHOOLERS (PARENTS & CARERS) Learning through exploration and building confidence – gross/fine motor & social/communication skills through music & movement.
Option 7 BE SCHOOL READY (mid afternoons) – PRESCHOOLERS Learning through exploration and building confidence – gross/fine motor, foundation numeracy and literacy, social/communication skills to be school ready!
Option 8 GAMING UNPLUGGED – PRE TEENS – TEENS (running Friday afternoons in Blaxland and school holidays either Blaxland or Penrith)
Again, thank you for your interest in our programs at Unity Studios.
Find out more?
Thank you for your interest in our Uability programs at Unity Studios. For more information on the Uability programs: