Our Services

At Forward to the Future we believe that integrity and client focus play an integral role in achieving goals, improving life choices and building a better future. FTTF is a registered NDIS Provider, all Staff are First Aid trained and are registered for Working with Vulnerable People.

 

GROUPS

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THE SOCIAL CLUB

It's More About Making Friends

‘The Social Club’ is a fun and exciting new way for young adults (15+) on the Autism spectrum and other with disabilities to connect with other likeminded people and form friendships in an inclusive supported environment.  Participants are invited to a monthly social event which offers a range of activities including:

  • Movie nights

  • Games night (Board Games and Gaming)

  • Charades

  • Trivia

  • BBQ and Pizza Nights

  • Disco

  • Camp Fire & Ghost stories

  • Themed Events (Halloween, Christmas, New Years and more)               

 

This night of merriment will take place on Saturday night once a month (to be advised with booking). Participants have the opportunity to engage in a range of social activities aimed at building self-confidence, developing social skills and promoting well-being.

The evenings run for three hours. The cost is $80 per event and includes all drinks, snacks and meals. These will vary depending on the activities. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated upon request. Full payment is required at the time of booking. In the event that an evening is cancelled 24 hours noticed will be given and a full refund made.

Around the world in 6 weeks!

Multicultural Cooking

‘The Multi-Cultural Cooking Club’ is a social, recreational and educational workshop for young people on the Autism spectrum and with other disabilities. Participants have the opportunity to meet new friends, gain confidence around cooking and enjoy a range of cuisines from around the world.

Each week Participants will engage in a range of learning activities aimed at building life skills and promoting well-being. In a small group setting Participants will learn about different cultures and cooking techniques which will culminate in the preparation and enjoyment of a delicious meal.

This workshop has two groups and operates on Saturdays, on a six week cycle at a cost of $570. Group 1 runs from 10.30pm - 12.30pm & Group 2 runs from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. All food, drinks and lunch are inclusive. 

SOCIAL SKILLS

Learning to navigate social situations requires more than just words. It can be a confronting experience for many individuals and has the potential to lead to anxiety, vulnerability, exclusion, and social isolation. Social Skills development is an important aspect in addressing difficulties in social impairments and a great way to improve social competence and improve the quality of friendships. Our Social Skills groups will include;

 

  • Modeling of skill

  • Role Play

  • Rehearsal of modeled skill

  • Social & communication problem solving

  • Emotional recognition and regulation

  • Discussion

Participants will be encouraged to participate in individual and group performance and feedback.

 

This groups runs weekly on a six- week cycle on Tuesdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm. The cost of the group is $480 and includes afternoon tea

SHORT FILM MAKERS

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

‘The Short Film Makers’ Workshop is a creative social and educational workshop providing young people (15+yrs) on the Autism spectrum and with other disabilities with the opportunity to create short films.

This workshop provides Participants with the opportunity to form friendships and build life skills in a non-confrontational, inclusive environment. Staff will work with Participants and Carers to create individual learning outcomes and will assist Participants in developing positive behaviours that provide a greater opportunity to manage social situations.

Participants will be assisted in working together to:

  • develop and write a script

  • costume design

  • act in the film                                                                                                                                                      

This workshop operates on Saturdays from 3:30pm- 5:30pmThe cost of this eight week workshop is $640 and includes afternoon tea. Special dietary requirements can be catered for upon request. 

MONTHLY MADNESS

Monthly Madness is an event that offers individuals the opportunity to enjoy a range of mainstream community activities. Individuals can engage in a range of activities while having fun and making friends. Monthly Madness is designed to promote:

  • Mainstream community participation

  • Social skills

  • Well-being

  • Communication Skills

 

Prior events have included Zoo trips, Paintball, Laser tag and more. Monthly Madness is a flexible program. We are open to suggestions for events and we encourage feedback from all our participants and their families!

 

PRICES AND TIME WILL VARY WITH ACTIVITY

GIRLS CLUB  

NO BOYS ALLOWED!!

FRIDAY NIGHTS 6:30PM - 9:30PM

A girl’s only group that meets on a Friday night once a month. This is a social and recreational  group designed to create an opportunity for girls to catch up for night of fun and girls talk. Activities will vary each month and Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities including movies, dinners, health and beauty, and games and trivia nights.

 

The cost of the evening is $80 and includes dinner and drinks.

 

GAMEs & drama

Developing awareness for group work, team building and social participation

The Games and Drama group is full of highly entertaining activities drawn from variety of sources including traditional games and some not so traditional ones. Drama and games helps individuals adapt to social situations and encourages creativity and communication. This is a fantastic group for making friends and connecting with like minded people.

 

This group runs fortnightly on a six-week cycle. Friday 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Cost $480 for the six weeks includes dinner and drinks. 

evening with the boys

Evening with the Boys is a boys activity group. It is a safe platform where participants can bond, destress and socialise. Participants may also use this environment to share their day to day challenges and achievements with their peers.

This boys only group meets on a Friday night once a month - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The cost of the evening is $80 and includes dinner and drinks.

LIFE SKILLS

LIVE A MORE PRODUCTIVE & FULFILLING LIFE

Our new Life Skills group aims to assist participants in developing self - awareness, increasing impulse control & confidence and enhancing health and well-being. This group aims to empower participants by assisting them in identifying and achieving life goals. Our staff will focus on developing the skills of each participant essential to enhancing autonomy. 

 

The Group operates over a six - week period at a COST of $480. This includes afternoon tea. The sessions run on Wednesdays from 4:30pm - 6:30pm

OVER 18'S

Immerse yourself in a night of entertainment, friends & food. Our over 18's group meets once a month for a night of laughter and recreation. Join us as we head around Canberra in pursuit of good food, good vibes & unadulterated fun. 

This groups meets on a Friday night once a month - 7pm - 10pm. 

The cost of the evening is $120 and includes dinner & entertainment. Alcohol & Transport not included in this price. Transport is available at an additional cost - please call to make your bookings.

Join our latest group for a dynamic fitness training program designed to build team work, friendships and fitness through a variety of group intervals. This group combines it all and is a great way to get into a routine of regular exercise and develop social support.  Designed for individuals who enjoy different environments and a variety in their fitness.

 

This group runs weekly on a six- week cycle. Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm till 6:30pm. Light healthy snack options are available. Cost $850 for the six weeks.    

BOOTCAMP

Build comradery & fitness at the same time.

GET FIT, GET HEALTHY, MEET FRIENDS.

The Fitness Group offers individuals the opportunity to get fit and healthy whilst meeting friends. Staff will work with participants to set fitness and health goals, and to discuss healthy food choices and lifestyles. Sessions will run weekly for two hours and include gym and weights training, indoor and outdoor sports and water activities.

 

After each training session Participants will have the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice by choosing a healthy meal option (participants will need to bring their own money for a meal). Staff will monitor Participant progress and make recommendations based on individual outcomes.

 

This group runs weekly on a six- week cycle. Thursday afternoon from 4pm till 6pm. Light healthy snack options are available. Cost $850 for the six weeks.     ​

Individual

ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT

Improving Participant's Choice & Control

Our one-on-one support services focus on maximising an individual's capacity to meet their NDIS goals and live an independent life. Staff will work individually with participants to assist them in aligning their goals with their NDIS Plans and identifying activities and groups which are targeted at improving our participants quality of life. Some of our support services include cooking, domestic assistance, meal planning and budgeting, shopping and social and community activities. Please call to arrange a support service that suites you.

DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Assistance to prepare for finding & keeping a job 

FTTF has a range of activities and programs aimed at Building your Capacity and equipping you with the knowledge and the skills you require to find meaningful employment. Whether you need help to write your Resume, or On the Job Support - we can provide you with the assistance you need to improve your Choice and Control. FTTF also offers a range of volunteer programs to support you in endeavours, please call or email us with your details and we can assist you in creating a program that works for you.

RESPITE

Take a break & develop independent living skills

Join FTTF staff for a night of diversion & relaxation in our new respite facilities. Choose from a variety of overnight & short term accommodation options that enhance your health and well-being & encourage social & community participation. FTTF offers 1:1 Respite Support Services with an option of in house and community based activities. Choose the Respite Services you need. Prices may vary so please call to discuss an option that suites you. 

TRANSPORT

Flexible transport assistance is available to help you get to where you need to be. 

  • For individual services transport will be charged at $1 per KM (this cost is additional to the hourly rate of support).

  • Transport to FTTF group services will be charged at $1 per KM with a $5 call out fee. An hourly rate will also be charged to account for the time the participant is in the support staff's care. 

STRENGTHEN & AUGMENT SKILLS

Individualised education programmes for students and for individuals transitioning through school to further education. Staff will assist in identifying student needs and create programmes designed to maximise skill acquisition. Staff will assist Participants in creating their own skills and education package that offers the potential to improve educational outcomes and employment opportunities. 

 

Participants are charged at an hourly rate and are able to create a timetable that suits their lifestyle and needs.

NDIS participants may already be funded to attend our individual services, workshops and support groups. Forward to the Future is registered for:

  • Household Tasks (A.C.T & NSW) (0120)

  • Assist- Travel/Transport (A.C.T & NSW) (0108)

  • Innov Community Participation (A.C.T & NSW) (0116)

  • Assist- Life Stage, Transition (A.C.T)(0106)

  • Assist Personal Activities (0107)

  • Development- Life Skills (A.C.T) (0117)

  • Participate Community (A.C.T) (0125)

  • Support Coordination (A.C.T) (0132)

  • Group/Centre Activites (A.C.T) (0136)

For more information on how you can access our services and how you can get more out of your NDIS plan please contact us 

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Tel: (02) 6231 7226

Mobile: 0499 053 867

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