The Amaze Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on the evening of November 23 2016, at the Theatrette in the Glen Eira Town Hall.
2015-16 saw a significant number of key achievements for Amaze, as we continued working towards our strategic objectives:
- More than 2,500 people attended Spectrospective screenings
- The ongoing and excellent work as an NDIS Disability Support Organisation with 46 workshops delivered to build understanding of the NDIS
- The Autism Information Advisors answered 3,054 enquiries from our community and they received a 96+% and 99%satisfaction rating
- 906 people attended the Early Days workshops throughout Victoria
- Engaged over 650 of the Victorian autism community in our public policy development, resulting in Amazes most substantial and holistic policy submission into the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into services for people on the autism spectrum.
- The Review of the Program for Students with Disability released by the Victorian Government included a substantial number of Amaze recommendations
Two Board Members, Catherine Wyatt, who had been on the Board for six years, and Graeme Wickenden, who had been on the Board for more than eight years, have resigned their positions. We thank them for the skills and experience they brought to the Board and their impact on Amaze during their tenure and into the future.
Their vacated positions on the Board were filled by Michel Mamet and Katherine Pye who were elected respectively for the Finance/Accounting and Clinical Service Provider, who work directly with the autism community, categories. Rachel McNamara was re-elected, unopposed, for the Board positon of Person on the Autism Spectrum;
The hard work and commitment of the Board of Directors, the Board Members, the Amaze Staff and volunteers was acknowledged.
The AGM also saw the unveiling of Amaze new brand identity which, to quote Fiona Sharkie (CEO), “articulates our role in “shaping the future for autism””.
Zoe Feigen delighted the audience with a presentation highlighting their perspective on growing up on the Autism Spectrum as a hyper focused child. Their speech was full of insight for parents who have children on the Spectrum and Zoe was very generous in sharing their story with us in a very humoristic tone. Thank you Zoe!
Amaze Annual Review 2016
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