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Does your child on the spectrum wander? Online training

children in wheat field Wednesday 15th February, 2017: Amaze, in conjunction with the Department of Education, has launched a free online training module for parents of children who wander. This training will introduce you to positive behaviour support as a method to manage wandering behaviour.  This on-line course covers: Wandering & behaviours of concern Positive behaviour support How to use positive behaviour support...

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Spectrospective 2017: share your story of autism

Spectrospective 2017: entries open Monday 13th February, 2017: Every story of autism is unique and important. That’s why it’s time to share, time to tell your story of autism. The Spectrospective film is our contribution to World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2017) and is an incredible initiative that gives autistic people a voice and increases awareness and understanding about autism within the broader community....

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From the CEO: welcome to our new eSpectrum

sharkie Monday 13th February, 2017: I’m delighted to share our revamped eSpectrum e-newsletter with our Amaze community. We are always encouraged by the extent to which eSpectrum is read each fortnight and hope the new look enhances its readability and usefulness. eSpectrum will continue to provide the valuable information our community wants. We will report on what’s keeping Amaze busy...

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Win copy of Becoming Chief: How to lead your child’s special needs tribe

book 2 Capture Saturday 11th February, 2017: Becoming Chief: How to lead your child’s special needs tribe, is a great starting point for any parent of a child with a disability. This book, from Cathy Love, focuses on the importance of taking charge of your child’s needs by building a “tribe” of supporters around them as well as the family as a...

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My story: female rally champ inspires my little girl

molly Saturday 11th February, 2017: Molly Taylor recently became the first female winner of the Australian Rally Championship. In the process, she made an extraordinary impact on Ella Bibby, a girl on the autism spectrum. Ella’s mum, Jade, shares the story: “It was February 15, 2016, and we were sitting in the paediatrician’s office with our beautiful, five-year-old daughter Ella....

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He was non-verbal but became a respected public speaker. Here’s his incredible journey in comic form

Magro is a respected author and public speaker. Tuesday 31st January, 2017: He was non-verbal at two-and-a-half and diagnosed as being on the spectrum at four, but nothing was going to stop Kerry Magro from setting and achieving his life goals. An award-winning public speaker and best-selling author, Magro is a role model who’s mentored many young people. The Masters graduate from Seton Hall University and CEO...

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How my three autistic daughters demonstrate the vastness of the spectrum

mum and kids in field Wednesday 25th January, 2017: Jessica Offer, a contributor for The Mighty, offers some insightful thoughts on living with the spectrum: How many times have I heard the phrase, “She doesn’t look autistic to me”? Too many times to count, that’s how many. But here’s the thing: No two autistic people are the same. So once you’ve met one autistic...

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Girls and women on the spectrum: the emotional rollercoaster

Hermione: quintessential "aspie" girl. Wednesday 18th January, 2017: Dr Lori Ernsperger, a US expert on Autism Spectrum Disorder in girls and women, says many parents of girls on the spectrum experience an “emotional rollercoaster”. While they’re excited and celebrate their daughter’s developmental milestones, they become increasingly concerned and anxious over puzzling behaviours. “Obtaining an ASD diagnosis for a female can be very challenging,...

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What does spectrum mean to you? Comic busts some myths

as graph Sunday 8th January, 2017: Rebecca Burgess, a freelance artist and illustrator, is frustrated by the way many people perceive the autism spectrum. She has attempted to cut through the confusion by creating a comic explanation for the spectrum. Burgess maintains that the spectrum can be best described by dispensing with a linear autism spectrum image. She dismisses the notion...

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Amaze Launches Online Training

Learnseat Thursday 15th December, 2016: Amaze have now introduced an online training system through Learning Seat, an exciting new training tool allowing you to learn at your own pace. On completion of your training you will be sent certification of your newly acquired skills. Our Autism Spectrum Diagnosis & History – 1 hour online training course is now open for...

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Early Days ‘My Child and autism’ workshops with translators

tea-party-300x200 Wednesday 14th December, 2016: Early Days Workshops are for parents and carers of young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Amaze is available to run Early Days ‘My Child and autism’ workshop in 2017 with translators. Last year we held one for the  Vietnamese community. If you are working with CALD clients with a child who has been diagnosed with...

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