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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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Don’t miss: Amaze and SPELD’s autism and dyslexia forum

forum 8 Monday 19th February, 2018: Following the success of this event in 2017, Amaze & SPELD Victoria have come together to bring you a forum on autism and dyslexia. This forum is ideal for teachers needing to improve their understanding of autism and dyslexia, and for parents wanting to know more about how autism and dyslexia may impact on their...

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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 the next World Autism Awareness Week. We hope that you’ll get involved and celebrate with us and increase understanding and acceptance at your school during the week in one or more of the following ways: learning about autism through fun, imaginative lessons, activities...

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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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Dame Edna legend Barry Humphries: “I was born with Asperger’s and say whatever comes into my head”

barry humphries Friday 24th November, 2017: In his pinstripe suit, handkerchief in top pocket and fancy tie, Barry Humphries has always been a man of sartorial style. And he’s lost none of his capacity to gain attention with his biting wit and observations about life. Humphries, 83, has been attracting headlines while promoting his new show, The Man Behind the Mask. “I quite...

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