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Glossary of Autism Terms


Useful Websites

Links to useful autism resource websites and government websites


Poster – What is Autism

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Amaze Info Booklet

A booklet providing an overview of autism along with some practical information on where to get help. Ideal for parents/carers who have had a child recently diagnosed, for adults with a new diagnosis, for agencies, professionals and students coming across autism for the first time.


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info booklet in Mandarin

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info booklet in Arabic

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info booklet in Vietnamese


Autism and Inclusion at Kindergarten booklet

This practical guide for early childhood teachers is linked to the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF). Inside there’s information about autism in young children and strategies for creating an inclusive learning environment. The booklet was developed in collaboration with Dr Karen McLean at the Australian Catholic University, Early Learning Association Australian (ELAA) and early childhood teachers. It was funded by the Department of Education and Training, Victoria.

Amaze Wandering Resource

Image of the front page of the Amaze Wandering Resource A resource created in 2016, written to support families and carers for people on the autism spectrum who wander.This evidence-based resource provides families and carers with guidance on why a person on the autism spectrum may wander, looks at best practice strategies in how to reduce wandering, provides information on how to access professional assistance and what to do if someone on the autism spectrum goes missing.

Resources from Other Organisations

Voluntary disclosure of information to assist police with communications This brochure provides information on the police database which records information on individuals with mental health issues and other conditions which make communication difficult. It enables the police to respond according to the needs of the individual.


Position Papers

Thees position papers explain Amaze’s view on some important topics.

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Having another diagnosis with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Australia
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Autism Spectrum Disorder have a neurobiological basis Preparing teachers to teach students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Integration of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Is there a link between vaccines and Autism Spectrum Disorder?
 Neurological basis  Preparing teachers  Integration of students  No link to vaccines



Fact Sheets


Adolescents & Adults on the Autism Spectrum
Parents, Carers & Families
Issues and Concerns
Medicare & Centrelink
Support Groups
Support groups do a fantastic job
Practitioners and Support Services
School Teachers and Support Staff 


Individual Support Plans – find out more by viewing this video:

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