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Stars of Amaze community shine in Commonwealth Games baton relay

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

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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Government plan to boost employment opps for Victorians with disability

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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Amaze launches Capacity Building Workshops: sign up now

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

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 

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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Inquiry into career advice activities in Victorian schools: complete our survey and help inform Amaze’s submission

The Victorian Parliament’s Economic, Education, Jobs and Skills Committee is conducting an Inquiry into Career Advice Activities in Victorian Schools. We want to hear about your experiences and views so that they can inform our submission to this inquiry. Please complete this survey if you, or someone you care for has recently left or is…

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Everyday hero Elloy: ‘Why I’m getting in the boxing ring for autism’

Elloy Amiatu has seven weeks of training under his belt and he’s as “ready as I’m ever going to be” for the November 10 boxing bout to raise funds for autism awareness and understanding. “I am super nervous, but the excitement is starting to creep in,” Elloy says before he hops into the ring to…

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Help Amaze develop important new resource about learning plans

Does your child have a learning plan at school? These plans are sometimes called an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) or an Individual Education Plan (IEP). Amaze is in the early stages of developing a resource for parents and teachers to help make the meeting and plan-writing process easier and we need your feedback. Please help…

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Book now for Amaze training: Early childhood, Grandparents and Behaviour support plans

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 training events available for the public to book. Developing an Individualised Behaviour Support Plan…

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Have you got your ticket to Amaze’s Autism in Women & Girls Forum for Friday 20th October?

The needs of autistic women and girls is a subject we’ve been hearing more and more about in recent years. With good reason. Autism has been growing over the past decade _ Amaze’s most recent polling showed that 52% of Australians have a personal connection with autism. But 70% didn’t know that the number of…

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Amaze is thrilled to announce Olivia Hill for Autism & Employment Forum: book now!

For Elise Muller, going to school as an autistic student was “like living with a disability in an ableist society”. How she has come to embrace her autism and forge a career as a personal trainer and mentor makes Elise, 20, a great signing for Amaze’s Autism & Employment Forum on 8th November. Elise says:…

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Investigation into autism group home: Amaze responds to shock findings

Victoria’s ombudsman has found that a teenager who allegedly sexually assaulted a housemate several times in a disability group home posed a threat to residents for months because of authorities’ “shocking” failure to act. An ABC news report by Yvette Gray and Loretta Florance draws on deliberations from Ombudsman Deborah Glass, who says the housemate,…

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Call on Government to accept recommendations: Join our campaign!

In 2015, the Victorian Family and Community Services Committee established a Parliamentary Inquiry into Services for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over 18 months the committee received over 150 submissions, and heard from over 120 witnesses at 11 hearings across Victoria. The final report was tabled in Parliament on June 22 and contains 101 recommendations…

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Aladdin’s magical, autism-friendly performance

All of us at Amaze want to express huge thanks to those who attended the August 12 autism-friendly performance of Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical. Also thanks to Disney for partnering with us to make the event possible and to the fantastic volunteer team, pictured with Michael James Scott (Genie), Ainsley Melham (Aladdin) and Hiba…

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Hello! Are you the champion we’re looking for?

Over the years Amaze has been fortunate to have many champions running, swimming or cycling and raising vital funds to support us and shape the future of autism. Are you the new champion we’re looking for? Whether you are young or old, a world record holder or professional couch potato, will you take up the…

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Amaze launches autism training events: book now

Amaze offers a variety of learning opportunities for the community. We provide a great range of workshops, courses, information sessions and other training opportunities. Our commitment is to offer accurate, helpful, cost-effective learning opportunities to suit all needs. We have six training events across three topics available for the public to book. Early Childhood –…

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Education: A journey that starts with love

Amaze has joined forces with the Australian China Education Foundation (ACEF) to boost awareness and understanding of autism in Victoria’s Chinese community. At a function at Manningham Community Square, State Opposition Leader Matthew Guy acknowledged the collaborative work Amaze and ACEF are doing in translating and adapting information and resources related to autism. A key…

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Hanson controversy around autistic students: Amaze responds

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson created enormous controversy when she this week told parliament students with disabilities should be removed from mainstream classrooms. “These kids have a right to an education by all means,” Senator Hanson said. “But if there is a number of them, these children should go into a special classroom and be……

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CEO: Parliamentary Inquiry a big win for our community, but what’s next?

Today the Victorian Parliamentary Family and Community Development committee tabled its 400-page report into services for autistic people in Victoria. The report is the culmination of an 18 month long inquiry. We’re delighted to see its arrival and want to share this day with you. You may recall Amaze made a submission to the Inquiry…

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