Support your child’s development while ensuring your entire family thrives

The ENVISAGE Families Program

A free strength-based program funded by the Australian Government. Developed in collaboration with parents, professionals, and researchers, it will introduce you to evidence-based frameworks and practical strategies that have worked for other families raising children with disability.


What You’ll Learn

As the expert in your child and family, ENVISAGE will empower you to:

  • Use your child’s strengths and interests to support their development
  • Foster a sense of belonging for your child
  • Build collaborative relationships with therapists and healthcare professionals
  • Prioritise what is important to your family
  • Increase the well-being of your child and your entire family


A Free Program for Families

ENVISAGE is fully funded by the Australian Government and free for parents and caregivers raising children with developmental concerns, disability, delay and Autism aged 0-8 years old. Your child does not need a diagnosis to access ENVISAGE.


Kindred Facilitated Workshops

Kindred is partnering with Australian Catholic University to deliver ENVISAGE in NSW and ACT. An experienced parent facilitator from Kindred will co-facilitate workshops with an early childhood professional from Lifestart or Noah’s Ark.

Built around the needs of families ENVISAGE is delivered flexibly both online and face-to-face, with both daytime and evening sessions. The program runs in different formats including weekly sessions over 5-weeks, and intensive 2 and 3-day options.


Spaces are limited, and registrations essential. Find out more about upcoming Kindred workshops below.


Upcoming Term 3 Dates

Wednesday, 7 August - 4 September; Starting 12:00pm | Online

Day: Wednesday

Time: 12:00pm – 1.30pm (NSW Time)

Dates: 7 August, 14 August, 21 August, 28 August, 4 September

Location: Online via Zoom

Tuesday, 13 August - 10 September; Starting 7:30pm | Online

Day: Tuesday

Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm (NSW Time)

Dates: 13 August, 20 August, 27 August, 3 September, 10 September

Location: Online via Zoom



Thursday, 22 August - 19 September; Starting 11:00am | Online

Day: Thursday

Time: 11:00am – 12.30pm (NSW Time)

Dates: 22 August, 29 August, 5 September, 12 September, 19 September

Location: Online via Zoom



What Parents Say

“My family have undoubtedly felt the flow on and the benefits of me doing the program – it has brought joy back into our journey.

I don’t feel fearful now; I feel lighter, and hopeful.”

“Doing the program was like coming up for air after being underwater for a long time.”

“The program was fantastic! I’ve already learnt so much I am implementing with my family.”

“This program is more than just a set of tools; It empowers you to make choices that are right for your family, ensuring that every decision, whether prioritising therapy or cherishing family moments, contributes to building a good meaningful life for everyone involved. “

ENVISAGE will support and empower you to feel confident to navigate the journey of raising your child with disability

The ENVISAGE Families program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services (go to www.dss.gov.au for more information) and has been evaluated by researchers from Australian Catholic University, CanChild, McMaster University (Canada), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne.

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