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Amaze to work with new autism peer-support groups in upcoming NDIS roll-out areas

Posted on 3 November 2017 under News

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Amaze will identify, engage and work with up to 24 new autism peer-support groups in upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme roll-out areas.
The project is designed to build the capacity of peer-support group members.
The result will be increased understanding of the NDIS, greater skill and motivation to act, self-advocacy and independence and participation in community life.
Upcoming roll-out areas

Amaze CEO Fiona Sharkie (second from left) at the Civic Centre.

The upcoming roll-out areas are Hume/Moreland, Bayside Peninsula, Southern Melbourne, Brimbank/Melton, Western Melbourne, Goulburn, Mallee and Outer Gippsland.
Amaze will deliver four workshops to each peer support group covering the topics of:
*What is the NDIS
*Participant and Carer Supports
*SMART goal setting and review plans and price guide.
One-on-one support
Amaze will provide one-on-one support and training for group leaders and out-of-session support for group members.
We will also develop a number of resources to support this broader Victorian autism community transition in to the NDIS, including a NDIS and Autism resource booklet (print and digital).
Amaze CEO Fiona Sharkie and Pamela Gatos (Coordinator, NDIS Community Engagement Project) were this week special guests at a Knox City Council Civic Centre function to welcome the roll-out of the NDIS in the area.