Events

We are back to running Amaze events in person with Covidsafe measures in place. We are also still running events as webinars

A webinar is like an online class. It is done live, like a video call, and you can watch and listen to the hosts. You can ask questions at the end. If you want to join, click the REGISTER button on this page. Then we will send you a link to the webinar. 

On the day and time of the event you will need to do the following:

Step 1: Be sitting at your computer ready to start.

Step 2: Open the email we sent you with the webinar link.

Step 3: Click the link and follow instructions. The webinar will start. 

 

If you have questions about a specific event please contact info@autismconnect.org.au or call us on 1300 308 699.

 

April 2021

Date:
Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Time:
10.30am – 12.00pm 

Location:
Online webinar

Amaze  will be hosting a free workshop on the NDIS and autism. The workshop will assist you to prepare for your upcoming planning review meeting and to ensure you are getting the best outcomes.

In preparation for your upcoming NDIS plan, the workshop is an opportunity to explore:

  • Goals
  • Changes to your circumstances and how best to reflect that in your goals and statements
  • Support Coordination and Plan Management – will you need this now or do you want to change?
  • NDIS 2021 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals
  • Amaze resources available 

Free registration

Date:
Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Time:
9.30am – 12.00pm 

Location:
Benetook Room B – Alfred Deakin Centre, Corner of 12th Street and Deakin Avenue, Mildura. 

Amaze, together with Mildura Rural City Council be hosting a free workshop on the NDIS and autism. We will share the resources that Amaze has to support the autistic community.

We are pleased that Amanda Barton is joining us to share her personal experience as an autistic adult and the importance of peer support.

The workshop will assist you to prepare for your upcoming planning review meeting and to ensure you are getting the best outcomes. 

In preparation for your upcoming NDIS plan, the workshop is an opportunity to explore: 

  • Goals
  • Changes to your circumstances and how best to reflect that in your goals and statements
  • Support Coordination and Plan Management – will you need this now or do you want to change?
  • NDIS 2021 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals 

Register by Monday, 19 April 2021 

To register, contact Jeni Snadden via phone: 5018 8100, or email: jeni.snadden@mildura.vic.gov.au 

Date:
Workshop 1: Thursday, 22 April 2021 
Workshop 2: Thursday, 29 April 2021 
Workshop 3: Thursday, 6 May 2021 

Time:
10.30am – 12.30pm 

Location:
Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood 3147 

Amaze is hosting a series of FREE workshops which will assist people to apply for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which has now rolled out across Victoria.

The small group workshops are a great opportunity to meet other people who may have recently received an autism diagnosis.  These workshops are open to all ages. 

The THREE free workshops will cover the following important topics: 

  • The NDIS 
  • Pre-planning 
  • Writing a carer and participant statement 
  • Setting and writing goals 
  • Effective communication 
  • Advocacy 
  • Community connections and peer support 

Free registration

 


 

Early Days - 2021 workshop dates

In the sections below, you will find the upcoming Early Days workshop dates. 

We are back to running workshops in person with Covidsafe measures in place.

There are also workshops being delivered as webinars online using Zoom, a video conferencing program.

Please follow the links below to register for a webinar. If a workshop is booked out, you can register for the waitlist in case there are any cancellations, and to have priority access to future webinars.

If you register and are not able to attend the session, please let us know so someone on the waiting list can take your place.

If you have questions, please email earlydays@amaze.org.au.

These workshops are for parents, grandparents, foster parents, legal guardians, aunts and uncles and kinship carers only. Professionals will not be admitted to the webinars.

My Child and Autism covers:

  • Understanding autism 
  • What autism looks like for your child and your family
  • How you can make a difference
  • Navigating and funding Early Intervention

 

Date Location Time Cost Registration
Part 1: Tuesday 20 April 2021

Part 2: Thursday 22 April 2021

Part 3: Tuesday 27 April 2021

Online webinar  7:30pm – 9:00pm Free Register 
Tuesday 27 April 2021  Sale, VIC 3850 9.30am – 2.30pm Free Register
Monday 3 May 2021  South Morang, VIC 3752 9.30am – 2.30pm Free Register
Wednesday 26 May 2021  Ballarat, VIC 3350 9.30am – 2.30pm Free Register

 

For workshops with different parts, you must attend Part 1 in order to attend Part 2 and 3. 

 

The Understanding Behaviour Workshop covers:

  • Why behaviour issues develop in autistic children
  • How to identify the purpose of your child’s behaviour
  • How to develop strategies that are specific to the purpose of the behaviour
  • How to teach your child an appropriate replacement behaviour

 

 Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Part 1: Wednesday 5 May 2021

Part 2: Thursday 6 May 2021

Part 3: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Online webinar 7:30pm – 9:00pm Free Register
Part 1: Monday 10 May 2021

Part 2: Monday 17 May 2021

South Morang, VIC 3752  9.30am – 12.30pm Free Register
Part 1: Thursday 13 May 2021 

Part 2: Wednesday 19 May 2021

Sale, VIC 3850 9.30am – 12.30pm Free Register
Part 1: Wednesday 2 June 2021 

Part 2: Wednesday 9 June 2021

Ballarat, VIC 3350 9.30am – 12.30pm Free Register

 

For workshops with different parts, you must attend all parts. 

 

Progression to School workshop covers:

  • Preparing your child for the move to school; 
  • Practical ideas that families can be practicing in the weeks before the move to school;
  • Discussing options for intervention, funding and support after ‘Helping Autistic Children Funding’. 

 

 Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Monday 10 May 2021 South Morang, VIC 3752 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Register
Part 1: Tuesday 18 May 2021 

Part 2: Wednesday 19 May 2021

Online webinar 7:30pm – 9:00pm  Free  Register
Wednesday 2 June 2021 Ballarat, VIC 3350 1.30pm – 4.00pm Free Register

 

For workshops with different parts, you must attend all parts. 

 

This short workshop helps participants understand why their child’s play is different and provides them with ideas to help the child develop:

  • Understanding play and social learning
  • Strategies to scaffold and encourage play and social learning

 

Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Monday 17 May 2021 South Morang, VIC 3752 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free  Register
Part 1: Monday 24 May 2021 

Part 2: Tuesday 25 May 2021 

Online webinar  7.30pm – 9.00pm Free  Register
Wednesday 9 June 2021 Ballarat, VIC 3350 1.30pm – 4.00pm Free Register

 

For workshops with different parts, you must attend all parts. 

 

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