General FAQ

What Age Groups do you cater to?

KIDS:  Ages 7 – 12
TEENS:  Ages 12 – 18
YOUNG ADULTS:  Ages 18 – 28

Chronological age vs developmental age can be discussed with regard to the best age group for you.  We also sometimes accept slightly younger or slightly older participants by negotiation.

Why do I need to enrol for a whole term?

At Knights of the Shed, we understand that life can get busy, but consistent attendance in our social skills programs is crucial for maximising your (and our!) ability to achieve the best results. Here’s why:

Building Relationships:

Social skills programs thrive on building connections with both the program staff and your fellow participants. Consistent attendance allows us to get to know you better, understand your unique needs, and build a strong rapport that fosters trust and opens doors to more effective support.

Identifying Support Needs:

As you participate regularly, we can observe your progress and interactions, potentially uncovering areas where you might need additional support beyond what’s covered in the program. This allows us to tailor our approach to better suit your individual journey.

Tracking Progress:

Social skill development is gradual. By attending consistently, we can track your progress over time, celebrating your achievements and adjusting the program as needed to ensure you’re constantly challenged and learning.

Predictable Environment:

A consistent routine provides a sense of stability and predictability. Attending regularly creates a familiar and comfortable environment where you can feel safe to experiment, practise your skills, and grow at your own pace. This consistency also benefits your fellow participants, fostering a sense of community and shared experience.

Addressing Challenges:

We understand that unforeseen circumstances may sometimes lead to missed sessions. However, frequent absences can disrupt your progress and that of the group. If you’re facing difficulties attending regularly, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Knights of the Shed. We’re here to support you and find solutions that work for everyone.

By attending consistently, you’re not just investing in your own social skill development, you’re actively contributing to a positive and supportive program environment for yourself and your peers. If you have any questions or concerns about attendance, please feel free to contact us – we’re here to help!

To support participants and staff members to enjoy recreational time with their families please note that Knights of the Shed does not schedule sessions over public holidays or public holiday weekends.

Where can I park?

Centrepoint Carpark and Argyle Street Carpark are within easy walking distance to our therapy space.  Knights of the Shed does not have off street parking – the small car park in front of our building and the larger one to the side of our building is permit parking only.  This is strictly monitored by the owners and the Hobart City Council.

Do you write NDIS Progress Reports?

Knights of the Shed understands the importance of tracking progress for participants in our social skills programs. While we don’t include NDIS Progress Reports in our base program fees, we can provide them upon request for an additional cost.

Here’s what you need to know:

NDIS Reports:

These reports document your child’s progress in the program, outlining their achievements, areas for continued development, and overall participation. They are formatted to meet NDIS guidelines.

Requesting a Report:

If you’d like an NDIS Progress Report for your child, simply let us know. We’ll discuss your specific needs and provide you with a quote for the report. 


The time required for an NDIS Progress Report to be written will vary. We’ll negotiate a mutually acceptable deadline for completing the report once you request it.

Can My Parent, Carer, or Support Worker Accompany Me in My Small Group at Knights of the Shed?

At Knights of the Shed, we understand the importance of a successful and responsive transition for participants entering our social skills programs. We believe in balancing support with the goal of fostering confidence and independence.

In the Initial Stages:

While we prioritise creating a safe and comfortable environment for all participants, in the initial stages, a parent, carer, or support worker with a current Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) card may accompany you to your group and remain with you until you feel comfortable. Their presence can provide reassurance and ease any anxieties you might have as you adjust to the program and new social interactions.

Why a WWVP Card is Important:

The WWVP card ensures that individuals working with vulnerable populations, including those accompanying participants, have undergone background checks. This promotes trust and upholds the highest safety standards for all participants.  

Gradual Transition to Independence:

As you become more comfortable and confident in the program, we’ll work collaboratively with you, your parent/carer/support worker, and KOTS staff to gradually transition towards independent participation. This ensures a smooth and supported process as you develop your social skills and build confidence in interacting with others on your own.

Communication and Collaboration:

We maintain open communication with parents/carers and support workers throughout the program. We’ll address any questions or concerns, and work together to create a supportive environment that empowers you to thrive.