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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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Australian-first trial investigates impact of highly-trained dogs on autistic children

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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80 per cent of autistic kids have trouble with sleep: Australia’s world-first intervention put to test

A world-first Deakin University trial is aiming to address a big issue faced by most children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – a lack of sleep. Study investigator Dr Emma Sciberras, from the Deakin Child Study Centre in the School of Psychology, said the trial would explore whether improving kids’ sleep could bring wide-ranging benefits…

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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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Maggie, 11, was bullied and had to find a new school. Mum tells how Maggie found the strength to leave the house again

Melbourne mum Wendy Proimos says a shopping centre visit can be a daunting experience. Daughter Maggie and son Ted were diagnosed with autism at 3 1/2 and Wendy says there can be huge challenges, particularly for Maggie, in coping with sensory overload. Wendy says of Maggie: “It took time for us to find the right…

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Forget medical drama The Good Doctor – another show delivers TV’s ‘most accurate’ portrayal of autism

My View: By rising film-maker Scott Day, who is doing student placement at Amaze. “The Good Doctor doesn’t resonate with me specifically as I do not feel it represents me as a person. Not everyone on the spectrum is a genius with superhuman-like abilities like Shaun Murphy or Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory….

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How to make Christmas magical for autistic children, from parents who know

Amy Packham, life writer at HuffPost, has discovered bright lights, loud music, sitting on a stranger’s knee and busy crowds can make the festive season a period of panic and dread for autistic people. “As the nights draw in and the bonfire embers fizzle out, the countdown for Christmas for the rest of the world begins…

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Video: Star tells why he’s ‘excited’ to be bringing you a relaxed performance of `The Curious Incident’

Sam Newton, who plays the lead role of Christopher in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, has expressed excitement about the forthcoming relaxed performance of the hit stage production. See Sam Newton VIDEO “We’re excited about our relaxed performance,” Sam says. “We’ll lower the lighting, lower the sound and the strobe lighting effects….

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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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Theatre: Tom’s bold, brilliant way of opening the world’s eyes to autism

It’s been said that having an authentic identity is the highest form of intelligence. It’s a theory that springs to mind when interviewing playwright Tom Middleditch, a relentlessly dynamic thinker whose thoughts and insights into autism come at you with both speed and precision. Unlike many who have attempted to write about autism for the…

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Multivitamins, pregnancy and autism claims: Amaze responds

Professor Andrew Whitehouse has written extensively on autism and how families respond to diagnosis. From the moment a child is diagnosed, he says, the family enters the unknown. Professor Whitehouse, who directs the Autism Research Team at the Telethon Kids Institute and is Chief Research Officer for Autism Cooperative Research Centre, describes a world where…

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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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Four autistic people in family of six: a lesson in the vastness of the spectrum

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 person, you have…

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Amaze CEO: Why our police must be trained in autism

It was a story met with community outrage. Video showed Victoria Police officers restraining a child _ the boy doubled over on the ground as the officers held him down. ‘I can’t let him kick people’ One officer says: “This is ridiculous, you’re not going to hurt my members or me, OK? … Shut up, you…

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Carers Week special: mums, dads write from the heart

National Carers Week (October 15-21) sets out to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution of carers. Amaze is well aware of the extraordinary work done by carers in our community, so we thought it an appropriate time to share some insights from people who are carers, or rely heavily on carers, in their daily lives….

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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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