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Excuse you, mind your language!

Language blog graphic Monday 15th April, 2019: Written by Joel Wilson Yes, I’m going to write about identity language, but please hear me out… As an advocate, one of the most frustrating things I encounter is being corrected on whether I use “autistic person” or “person with autism” or “person with autism spectrum condition”, etc. I hear it all the time: “You’re...

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Autism and Employment Forum

Autism and Employemt_Web Front Page Wednesday 3rd April, 2019: Do you want to know more about autism and employment? Join us for a day of discussion and get valuable information about finding and keeping work. You’ll hear from Malcolm Mayfield, author of “The Hidden Curriculum of Getting and Keeping a Job: Navigating the Social Landscape of Employment”, researcher and autistic person. Malcolm is also...

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Happy World Autism Acceptance Day from Amaze!

HoodieUp Day Tuesday 2nd April, 2019:   Thanks to a surprise donation of hoodies, Amaze was able to join hundreds of Victorian schools, workplaces and retailers, including the St Kilda Football Club to #HoodieUp and build understanding, and raise vital funds for autistic people. In its first year, the #HoodieUp campaign has received a great show of support from the wider...

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Autism and employment: Australia has work to do

Jon Becca Thursday 28th March, 2019: Employment opportunities for autistic Australians are dire according to an Australian-first study released by Amaze today. Conducted by the Centre for Health and Social Research and Australian Catholic University, the study found that while more than half of autistic Australians would like a paid job, only one in three were currently in a paid role....

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Amaze launches autism accessible menstruation resources [Download]

54435713_490956561309289_5933490172598419456_n Thursday 21st March, 2019:   Amaze is proud to produce autism accessible menstruation resources in partnership with Cottons  and Family Planning Victoria. The resources were launched at Amaze’s Raising Autistic Teenage Girls Forum, a day of discussion with psychologists Dr Michael Carr-Gregg and Dr Janine Manjiviona, autistic self-advocate Chloe Hayden and Family Planning Victoria’s Vanessa Thomas. The resources give important information...

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Australian Senate to vote on National Autism Strategy — we need your help!

Senate Wednesday 20th March, 2019: This is BIG. When the Australian Parliament resumes on 2 April 2019 (World Autism Acceptance Day), we’re expecting the Senate to vote on a motion supporting a National Autism Strategy for all of Australia. We need Australia’s senators to vote YES! A National Autism Strategy will provide a targeted approach to support autistic people and...

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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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World Autism Awareness Day 2019 (and why I call don’t call it that)

WAAD Joel Sunday 27th January, 2019: Tuesday, April 2 2019 is World Autism Awareness (Acceptance) Day (WAAD), as recognised by the United Nations since 2008. Why have I swapped “awareness” for “acceptance”? Well, we know that 98% of Australians have heard of autism, and that 86% of Australians have contact with at least one autistic person. This shows Australians are aware of...

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Spectrospective + Lego Movie 2: Sunday 31 March at Village Cinemas

Spectro screening website Featured Image Thursday 24th January, 2019: At 11am on Sunday 31 March, join Amaze at Village Cinemas to launch Spectrospective 2019, along with a sensory-friendly screening of The Lego Movie 2… all for only $5 per ticket! Buy your tickets now!  Spectrospective is an annual short film produced by Amaze and starring the autism community, which shares the real experiences of...

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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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Let’s make #Change4autism this federal election

Change4Autsim Featured Tuesday 22nd January, 2019: The next federal election will take place in 2019. It’s time for the Australian autism community to come together and demand #Change4Autism. Amaze is proud to be a member of the Australian Autism Alliance, a diverse national network of 11 autism organisations combining autistic-led organisations, research bodies, advocacy groups and service providers.Together, we are campaigning to...

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