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Amaze announced as member of NDIS Autism Advisory Group

Amaze has announced it is a member of the newly established Autism Advisory Group for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, along with our colleagues from Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia & New Zealand, Autism CRC, AAB-ASD and the Australian Autism Alliance. We will continue to advocate to ensure the needs of all autistic people are met from the…

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Amaze to work with new autism peer-support groups in upcoming NDIS roll-out areas

Amaze will identify, engage and work with up to 24 new autism peer-support groups in upcoming National Disability Insurance Scheme roll-out areas. The project is designed to build the capacity of peer-support group members. ANDREWS LABOR GOVERNMENT MEDIA RELEASE The result will be increased understanding of the NDIS, greater skill and motivation to act, self-advocacy…

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CEO: Your participation in our survey is vital to Amaze’s work

One of Amaze’s most important roles is to ensure the voices and needs of autistic people and their families and carers are heard so that change can occur to improve the quality of their lives. We can only achieve that by collecting your stories, seeking out your opinions, and responding to your priorities for action….

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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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Parliamentary Inquiry into services for autistic people: what you need to know

Today the Victorian Parliamentary Family and Community Development Committee tabled its report into services for autistic people in Victoria. The report is the culmination of a 18 month long inquiry, with the Committee receiving over 150 submissions, 11 hearings with over 120 witnesses, a number of site visits and an overseas study tour. The report…

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CEO: Why your participation in this short survey is vital to our work at Amaze

I believe one of the most important roles for Amaze is to ensure the voices and needs of autistic people and their families and carers are heard so that change can occur to improve the quality of their lives. In the past few years we’ve been increasing our efforts to collect the stories, seek out…

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Are you NDIS ready? Amaze’s new online resource will guide you

Evidence suggests there is a lot of confusion among National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants and carers when preparing for their planning meeting with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA). It’s a reason Amaze is proud to launch its NDIS Readiness Resource. Amaze’s NDIS Readiness Resource gives participants a chance to work through a checklist, identify and…

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Read: Amaze’s submission to NDIS cost inquiry

Amaze in March launched a survey seeking important feedback about our community’s experience of the NDIS. If you completed the survey, we want to thank you and also let your know that your voices have been included in our submission to the Productivity Commission’s NDIS Cost Inquiry. The submission includes 30 recommendations to make the…

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Is the NDIS meeting your needs? Take our survey

Amaze today launches a survey seeking important feedback about our community’s experience of the NDIS. The survey is designed for NDIS participants, or people going through the NDIS planning process, and we want to hear about your experiences as the scheme rolls out across Victoria. Your responses will be used to inform Amaze’s ongoing advocacy, to…

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From the CEO: The NDIS should be above politics

The past fortnight has seen the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) a topic of much national debate. As autistic participants are the largest diagnostic group within the scheme, it is vital that the NDIS is fully rolled out and sustainable into the long term – to support autistic Australians across their lifetime. I strongly believe…

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