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Hoodie Up for Autism this April!

Hoodie Up Homepage _ Featured Image Graphic Friday 8th February, 2019:   On Tuesday 2 April 2019, schools  and businesses across Victoria will mark World Autism Acceptance Day by hosting #HoodieUp events to raise funds and show their support for autistic people. Why hoodies? Some autistic people experience sensory sensitivities and can become overloaded by stimuli in their environment; wearing their hoodie up means they can...

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Have you got your ticket to the Autism in Women & Girls Forum, Thursday March 21st?

RATG Forum (WEB) Wednesday 23rd January, 2019: On March 21, join psychologists Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and Dr Janine Manjiviona, autistic self-advocate Chloe Hayden and Family Planning Victoria’s Vanessa Thomas at Amaze’s Raising Autistic Teenage Girls forum. This fantastic day of discussion and learning will cover a wide range of must-know topics, including: technology, building resilience, socialising, relationships and sexuality. Increasing understanding of...

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Spectrospective returns to Village Cinemas this March

Spectrospective-2019-website-featured-image-01 Sunday 13th January, 2019: Amaze is proud to announce that it will once again partnering with Village Cinemas to bring Spectrospective to the big screen this March. We’re excited to share the final film and all the stories about autism and work on Sunday 31 March 2019 at selected Village Cinemas. Stay posted, as we’ll soon be announcing what...

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Valentine’s Day: more than just romance

Sunday 13th January, 2019: It’s Valentine’s Day, and you might be seeing lots of hearts and flowers all around. Sometimes it can be wonderful to be surrounded by love – but sometimes it can be hard, especially if you’re not currently in a relationship.   If you’re not in the mood to celebrate romantic love, that doesn’t mean you have...

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Spectrospective 2019 is here! Let’s get to ‘Work’

Spectrospective 2019 website featured image-01 Friday 11th January, 2019: Entries are open for Spectrospective 2019! Whether you shoot it with your phone, laptop, iPad or camera, we’re ready and waiting to hear your stories of work, work experience or volunteering. What is Spectrospective? Every year on 2 April, we celebrate World Autism Acceptance Day and build community understanding of autism by sharing your stories...

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ACMI announces four relaxed summer events

minecraft.jfif.1200x630_q85_crop_detail Tuesday 8th January, 2019: ACMI will host four relaxed events this summer for autistic people with sensory sensitivities. ACMI’s Screen World exhibit will offer three relaxed visits on 10 &19 Jan and 16 Feb, from 9am to 10am. Tickets are free, but bookings are required and can be made through the ACMI website. The relaxed visits have reduced noise and...

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Autistic jobseekers wanted! DXC’s Dandelion Program now recruiting for ANZ roles!

Dandelion Program Saturday 5th January, 2019: DXC’s Dandelion Program is now formally recruiting autistic people for training and roles in data service and cyber security at ANZ! These positions are exclusively for autistic people and are a part of DXC and ANZ’s efforts to increase the number of opportunities for autistic people in Australia’s workforce. All autistic people aged 18 years...

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Amaze Chair handover: Judy Brewer passes role onto Warren Bebbington

IMG_0009 Wednesday 19th December, 2018: At Amaze’s AGM 2018 in November, Judy Brewer stepped down as Chair of Amaze and the board elected Warren Bebbington as her replacement. Amaze would like to thank Judy for her time as Chair. It is sad to see her step down. We’d also like to congratulate new Chair, Warren Bebbington. Both are great, passionate...

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The DXC Dandelion Program 2019 applications open

DandelionWEB Wednesday 19th December, 2018: Application Brief The DXC Dandelion Program are currently recruiting autistic people who’d like to be trained and work in the areas of software testing and cyber security. The training and work will all take place in the Melbourne Central Business District. An initial three-week assessment and workshop will run from 28 January to 1 March,...

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7 ways to make Christmas more manageable for an autistic person

7 Ways Web Friday 14th December, 2018: Written by Amaze employee and autistic adult Joel Wilson Christmas can be a stressful time of year. It’s also very overwhelming trying to find what works best for you, your child, or the autistic people around you. There is no lost that will make everything stress-free, but I’ve tried my best to share my experiences...

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Act for Autism forum: the wrap-up

Act for Autism Panel Tuesday 20th November, 2018: On Monday 12 November, Amaze held the first ever State election forum on autism, Act for Autism. Watch it here Co-hosted by Aspergers Victoria, Different Journeys, the I-CAN Network and Yellow Ladybugs, and moderated by Walkley Award-winning journalist Louise Milligan, the forum brought together the Autism spokespeople from the Labor, Liberal, Greens and Reason parties...

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