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Strategic plan

Amaze began its life as a small association established in the late 1960s by families of autistic people – more than 50 years later, we are the peak body for autistic people and their supporters in Victoria.

Creating a strategic vision

After undertaking extensive consultation with our community in 2014, it became clear that our community wanted Amaze to focus on three main areas:

  1. Raise awareness of autism.
  2. Provide independent and credible information and support (including the National Disability Insurance Scheme) to autistic people and their families and supporters.
  3. Advocate to governments and the broader community to influence positive systemic change to improve the quality of life for autistic people.

In mid-2015, we released Strategic Directions to 2040, a 25-year strategic plan with a focussed social impact goal: a society that respects the dignity of every autistic person and offers them real opportunities to participate and contribute.

The plan articulated our approach to achieving this social impact goal, through three main outcome areas:

  1. Increasing awareness and understanding of Autism within the Victorian community.
  2. Improving attitudes and behaviours towards autistic people.
  3. Increasing opportunities for meaningful participation and valued contribution for autistic people.

Developing a plan and setting goals and targets is just one part of the journey. Tracking our progress and being accountable to our community is of critical importance. Our future work is presented in this plan and builds on the first two year’s achievements.

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