Families thrive with Now & Next

The Now & Next program is robust and evidence-based. Our research analysis and an external evaluation shows that the program works and children achieve positive outcomes. 

We all want our children to thrive, and you make the biggest difference as parents and carers. By building on our children’s strengths, we can help them to lead a good life. Now & Next is an award-winning program that makes that happen.

Launched in 2015

Now & Next is an award-winning online program for parents and carers to achieve positive learning and relationship outcomes for their child and the entire family. Starting in 2015 in New South Wales, it was launched in New Zealand, Finland, Canada, Singapore and Albania

Demand from the parents who graduated inspired us to create a program for youth. Scroll down or click here to read about Now & Next Youth.

Lasting positive change for your child and family

Now & Next is facilitated by trained parent peer workers with lived experience in raising a child with a disability or developmental delay. By learning through shared experience and connecting with other families, the program complements the therapists and professionals you work with, to deliver great outcomes.


Over eight online or face to face sessions, you will learn how to:

What families say about Now & Next

Get in touch Want to talk to a parent peer worker about the program or have any other questions?

In Australia click hereAnywhere else contact Dr. Annick Janson

Now & Next Quest for
Disabled Youth and Adults

Now & Next Quest is a Youth and Adult Leadership Development evidence-based program, which activates choice and control by improving positive learning and life outcomes

The Quest starts with a visioning session co-designed with participants to activate self determination, uncover their strengths and test their emerging capacities through planning. The program spans across a flexible number of sessions for 12 hours and follow up to evaluate goals achieved.   

Now & Next coaches participants to: 

Meet Raquel

Raquel participated in the fall 2023 program.

Raquel's Signature Strengths Backpack

These are Raquel's self-identified Signature Strengths

What will participants learn?

Participants will: 


Participants record goals and goal achievements over a follow up session using ’Mission Control’, a purpose-built real time data collection tool. 

The programme can also include coaching a support worker or family member to work with the person to continue planning and achieving goals after the programme is completed.

For more information on Now & Next Youth, please click here or contact Dr. Annick Janson: annick@egl.ac.nz

Now and Next has won awards... click here to read about them.

Impact studies