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Join Amaze: Volunteer reception opportunity

Boss office interior in flat design, view from the window Wednesday 21st February, 2018: Amaze is recruiting a receptionist with highly developed interpersonal skills to join us in a three-month volunteer capacity. Click here for a position description

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Book now: Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

group of school kids and teacher in classroom Monday 19th February, 2018: Following the success of the 2017 Dyslexia and Autism Forum, Amaze and SPELD have created this workshop where teachers will gain skills in developing strategies for individual students in their classroom environment. The main focus of the day will be to support teachers in their daily practice. Bring your work program to the workshop to...

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Join the Amaze team: tech-savvy digital communications officer

business email marketing online concept Friday 16th February, 2018: Digital Communications Officer   Not for Profit in Carlton Victoria Initial Term until June 2018 0.4 FTE (Flexible hours/days)   Amaze is recruiting for a Digital Communications Officer, to assist the organisations communications with the vibrant and engaged Victorian autism community. The role is an exciting opportunity to bring you tech-savvy ideas and insights into...

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Stars of Amaze community shine in Commonwealth Games baton relay

tyrrell c Capture Friday 16th February, 2018: On 13 March 2017, Her Majesty The Queen placed her message inside a baton to begin the relay for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Almost a year later, two outstanding members of the Amaze community have had the once in lifetime opportunity to carry the baton through their town. Catriona Tyrrell, a social sciences...

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Amaze career opportunity: Community Partnerships & Capacity Building Manager

Report Friday 16th February, 2018: Career Opportunity: Community Partnerships & Capacity Building Manager Peak body for autistic people and their families in Victoria; Diverse role of adult training, consultancy, resource development, fund raising; Be part of dynamic senior management team to drive Amaze strategy; For 50 years, Amaze has provided information and resources to autistic people and their families, the...

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Dress up for autism: raise funds and promote acceptance and inclusion

laawrence cCapture Wednesday 14th February, 2018: Amaze invites students and schools to participate in an exciting activity for World Autism Month. We hope that you’ll get involved and celebrate with us and increase understanding and acceptance at your school in one or more of the following ways: learning about autism through fun, imaginative lessons, activities and assemblies that are level-specific planning...

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Government plan to boost employment opps for Victorians with disability

jobseeker Capture Friday 9th February, 2018: The Victorian Government this week released Every Opportunity, a plan to increase employment opportunities for Victorians with disability. We know that autistic people find getting work incredibly difficult and we hope this plan will go some way to address this. Amaze is pleased to see $2.6m to address discrimination and negative attitudes that prevent people...

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Australian-first trial investigates impact of highly-trained dogs on autistic children

mom and child Wednesday 7th February, 2018: Researchers from Sydney University are undertaking a trial to analyse the interaction between autistic children and dogs. The trial, being conducted in partnership with Assistance Dogs Australia, will analyse 375 hours of interaction between 75 autistic children and the dogs to find out why dogs reportedly ease some of the challenges faced by children. A...

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Spectrospective 2018 is open for entries: Help shape a better future for autistic students

AMZ_1Spectrospective18_Digital_Assets_AMAZE_Web_Tile_400x260px_FA Monday 29th January, 2018: Spectrospective 2018 is open for entries. Because more than 8 in 10 autistic students face difficulties at school, this year Spectrospective is focusing on education. To help shape a better education future for autistic students, we’re asking the autism community to share their experiences of school – the good, the challenging and your wish or...

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Amaze launches Capacity Building Workshops: sign up now

science Friday 12th January, 2018: Amaze offers a variety of learning opportunities for the community. We provide a great range of workshops, courses, information sessions and training. Our commitment is to offer accurate, helpful, cost-effective learning opportunities to suit all needs. We have a number of workshops for you to book Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder Workshop Wednesday 21 February 2018...

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Amaze welcomes Government’s initial $22M commitment to autism

FionaSharkie2017 Monday 1st January, 2018: Amaze welcomes the Government’s response to the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into services for people on the autism spectrum. The Government’s response to the Inquiry’s 101 recommendations shows a genuine commitment to addressing the disadvantage, stigma and discrimination that autistic Victorians face every day. “The Victorian Autism community can be confident that the Government has listened...

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Autism fund-raiser’s cycling adventure could see him stuck between a croc and a hard place 

per and kai thomsen 7 DSCF1578 Thursday 14th December, 2017: It’s a good thing Per Thomsen, an electrician and snake catcher from Melton, doesn’t get too fussed by cynics. When the 45-year-old tells them he’s cycling from Melbourne to Cape York to raise funds for Amaze and to boost understanding of autism, they’re quick to suggest he’s lost any capacity to make sound decisions. The first thing...

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The transition from primary to secondary school can fill parents and children with fear: here’s what you need to know

school Capture Thursday 23rd November, 2017: The transition from primary to secondary school can be a deeply worrying time for both parents and children. If your child is starting secondary school next year, you may want to explore Amaze’s Transition to Secondary School Guide. It’s a valuable resource designed to help parents and carers plan a successful start for their child at...

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Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools: complete our survey and help inform Amaze’s submission

Hand hold megaphone. We want your feedback in bubble. Vector illustration comic retro background Thursday 23rd November, 2017: The Victorian Parliament’s Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee is conducting an Inquiry into Career Advice Activities in Victorian Schools. We want to hear about your experiences and views so that they can inform our submission to this inquiry. Please complete this survey if you, or someone you care for has recently left or is...

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Maggie, 11, was bullied and had to find a new school. Mum tells how Maggie found the strength to leave the house again

wendy proimos r Thursday 23rd November, 2017: Melbourne mum Wendy Proimos says a shopping centre visit can be a daunting experience. Daughter Maggie and son Ted were diagnosed with autism at 3 1/2 and Wendy says there can be huge challenges, particularly for Maggie, in coping with sensory overload. Wendy says of Maggie: “It took time for us to find the right...

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Forget medical drama The Good Doctor – another show delivers TV’s ‘most accurate’ portrayal of autism

abed Capture Thursday 23rd November, 2017: My View: By rising film-maker Scott Day, who is doing student placement at Amaze. “The Good Doctor doesn’t resonate with me specifically as I do not feel it represents me as a person. Not everyone on the spectrum is a genius with superhuman-like abilities like Shaun Murphy or Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory....

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Amaze AGM 2017

annual_general_meeting Thursday 23rd November, 2017: The Amaze Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on the evening of November 22 2017, at the Kathleen Syme Community Centre in Carlton. You can read more about the AGM here

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How to make Christmas magical for autistic children, from parents who know

Cute asian child girl in christmas dress smiling on green nature background Tuesday 14th November, 2017: Amy Packham, life writer at HuffPost, has discovered bright lights, loud music, sitting on a stranger’s knee and busy crowds can make the festive season a period of panic and dread for autistic people. “As the nights draw in and the bonfire embers fizzle out, the countdown for Christmas for the rest of the world begins...

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Amaze member alert: Remember to vote in Board election and register to attend AGM

Vector of Group of People Discussing Monday 13th November, 2017: AGM 2017: Vote now and help shape Amaze’s future Dear Amaze Member, Reminder: Amaze 2017 AGM & Vote for Board Director The Annual General Meeting of Amaze Inc, will be held at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre, 251 Faraday Street Carlton on Wednesday 22ND November 2017 at 5.30pm. If you wish to attend the Amaze...

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Video: Star tells why he’s ‘excited’ to be bringing you a relaxed performance of `The Curious Incident’

newwCurios actor apture Thursday 9th November, 2017: Sam Newton, who plays the lead role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has expressed excitement about the forthcoming relaxed performance of the hit stage production. See Sam Newton VIDEO “We’re excited about our relaxed performance,” Sam says. “We’ll lower the lighting, lower the sound and the strobe lighting effects....

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