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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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Autism and Employment Forum

AMAZE_wTAG_POS_CMYK Wednesday 20th March, 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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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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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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Excuse you, mind your language: autism and identity language

Sunday 20th January, 2019: Written by Joel Wilson   Yes, I’m going to write about identity language, but please hear me out…   As an autism 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...

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St Kilda FC and Marvel Stadium open sensory room

Sunday 20th January, 2019: This morning I had the pleasure of going to Marvel Stadium to see the new quiet room that has been created at the initiative of St Kilda Football Club, with Amaze’s support.   Channel Nine came to check it out and talked to me and some autistic St Kilda fans. I had the pleasure of...

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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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