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Findings of Amaze Stakeholder Survey Available

Posted on 20 May 2015 under News

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In September 2014, the Amaze Board and CEO began working on a new Strategic Plan. To start, they wanted to hear from their members and other people in the autism community about how they believe Amaze is performing in its work.

For 48 years, Amaze has provided information, resources and support to people on the autism spectrum and their families/supporters. In the last decade, more children have been diagnosed with autism. There have also been important changes in government policy and legislation that has raised the awareness of autism and the needs of people on
the autism spectrum. These changes include:

  • Disability Discrimination Act [1992] and Disability Standards for Education [2005]
  • Victorian Disability Act [2006]
  • UN Charter on the Rights of Persons with Disability [2008]
  • Helping Children with Autism funding package [2008]
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme [2012]

Amaze believes its members and all people on the autism spectrum and their families are important. Therefore, Amaze also wanted to ask them what Amaze’s work should be in the future.

In October 2014, Amaze asked the Victorian autism community to complete a survey: 643 people took part and they were a mix of people on the autism spectrum, families and professionals.

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