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Next Level Collaboration is:

  • A research-informed & neurodiverse-positive social capacity building program that builds from your child’s interests and strengths in gaming and Gamer culture
  • A great space for children to build lasting friendships
  • Facilitated by specifically trained educatorstherapists and researchers with lived experiences of neurodiversity

About Next Level Collaboration

What if a social capacity building program could be both effective in developing confidence and team skills, and a positive experience that children want to go to and will remember for the rest of their lives? 

Next Level Collaboration is a research-based program for children aged between 8 to 15 years old that uses their interest in gaming to meaningfully develop collaborative skills, confidence and friendships.


Based on the latest research

Combining video feedback with collaborative play, this new digital games-based program is the first of its kind in the world. Building from the work of Matthew Harrison’s PhD research this structured program is designed specifically to support and celebrate children with social-emotional differences, including the autistic community and children with ADHD.

What makes Next Level Collaboration different?

Next Level Collaboration was co-designed with the neurodiverse community for the neurodiverse community.

Breaking news: Register for our Term 4 (October) program

We are now taking reservations for our next program beginning in October (Term 4). Sign up and find out more information here.

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About Jess and Matt

Jessica (Jess) Rowlings is a speech and language pathologist​ with a lived experience of autism and ADHD. She currently works as a researcher at the Centre for Program Evaluation (Melbourne Graduate School of Education) and previously Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Dr. Matthew (Matt) Harrison is an experienced educator, researcher and digital creator with a keen passion for utilising technology to enhance children’s social learning and inclusion. He trains teachers at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education, focusing on inclusive education for neurodiverse children and young adults, and the creative use of digital technologies as teaching and learning tools.


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