Events

We are currently running Amaze events as webinars due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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 [email protected] or call us on 1300 308 699.

 

Date:
Thursday, 2 June 2022

Time:
10.30am – 12.30pm

Location:
Online

Amaze is hosting a workshop which aim to increase the capacity of diagnosed autistic adults to exercise choice and control in working under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which has now rolled out across Victoria.  Only a maximum of (12) attendees will be part of the workshop.  Please note you are welcome to have a support person attend. (Please do not book them in)

This workshop will cover:

  • Pre-planning
  • Preparing your reports
  • Effective communication
  • Advocacy
  • Community connections and peer support

Register here.

Date:
Thursday, 9 June 2022

Time:
10.30am – 12.00pm

Location:
Online

Please note: this workshop is for participants that already have a plan and need further information for their plan review.

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 2021/22 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals
  • Amaze resources available

Register here.

Date:
Thursday, 9 June 2022

Time:
7.30pm-9.30pm

Location:
Online

Amaze is running this 2-hour interactive online workshop for early childcare educators looking to better understand and support autistic children.

After our 2 hour interactive workshop you will:

  • Know what autism is and how it shapes a child’s behaviour.
  • Understand how sensory processing differences impact on a child and how they engage with the environment.
  • Recognise the thinking styles that autistic children have and where support may be required.
  • Identify and apply basic support strategies to assist autistic children.
  • Understand how to communicate and collaborate with families.
  • Know your legal and learning framework obligations.
  • Be able to create a more inclusive environment.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the session and receive a certificate of attendance on completion.

Tickets are available at $99 (including GST) per person.

Register here.

Date:
Tuesday 14 June 2022

Time:
7.30pm-9.00pm AEST

Location:
Online

About this webinar

Hosted by Andrew Kinch from GameAware, this interactive webinar features an autistic gamer panel discussion and Q&A session. The four-person panel will answer questions about how gaming can impact autistic people from their own experiences, as well as strategies for safely participating in online gaming.

  • How can gaming be beneficial to autistic people?
  • What can be done to stay safe online?
  • Does gender influence gaming experience?
  • How parents impact gaming influence? 

Register here

Date:
Wednesday 15 June 2022

Time:
 9.30am – 3.30pm AEST

Location:
Online

About this webinar

Join us for information sessions and discussions with different perspectives on:

  • Supporting the transition from education to employment
  • Tools and services for awareness and understanding of vocational interests, career planning, and employability skills
  • Disability employment services
  • Supporting Autistic employees and employers
  • What do autism positive organisations and managers look like?
  • Autistic people sharing their experience of work
  • Experiences of employers in supporting Autistic employees

This free all-day online webinar is suitable for Autistic people, parents, carers, educators and advisors, employers, managers, colleagues, and everyone who is interested in access and inclusion of Autistic people at work.

Register here

Date:
Thursday 21 June 2022

Time:
 9.30am – 2.30pm AEST

Location:
Online

About this webinar

This free webinar will help you learn about the issues facing autistic girls and gender diverse youth and will provide tips and advice on how to support them.

  • Hear from a fantastic line-up of speakers – more details below.
  • Learn how to support your trans and gender-diverse teen.
  • Learn how pornography affects our young people and how to keep them safe.

Register now

Date:
Saturday 10 September 2022

Time:
10 am – 11.30am AEST

Location:
Online

About this webinar

Hosted by Jess Rowlings and Dr Matthew Harrison from Next Level Collaborationthis webinar focuses on the benefits of online gaming in developing skills and knowledge in social capacity, collaboration and positive autistic identity. 

  • Structure and design of games that support collaboration during play. What makes a game good for supporting cooperation and teamwork?
  • Collaborative skills that can be used during cooperative play. What are these skills, what do they look like, and how can we use games to support the use of these skills?
  • Social connection, friendship, and belonging through gaming and online communities
  • Safety using online platforms and in online relationships

Register


Supporting young autistic people with healthy online video gaming webinars

Online friendships can be more prevalent with autistic children, however an increased amount of time spent online in gaming communities may make children more vulnerable to being exposed to unsafe behaviour.

Amaze’s free online safety webinars educate parents and carers about the increased risk of harm for autistic children participating in online gaming communities. Our expert guest speakers will provide practical strategies about being safe online and building healthy online habits. Parents and carers will have an opportunity to ask the experts questions as part of each session.

View webinars and registration details.

 

Early Days - 2022 workshop dates

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

Some of the workshops are running in person in regional Victoria with Covidsafe measures in place. There are also workshops being delivered as webinars online using Zoom, a video conferencing program.

Please note only fully vaccinated registrants are able to attend face-to-face training. By registering tickets, you are agreeing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Please ensure you have linked your Medicare Vaccine Passport with the Service Victoria App. It is mandatory to show your proof of vaccination to Amaze staff on arrival.

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 [email protected].

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.

Helping My Child to Cope with Change covers

  • Identify why change is challenging, and how it impacts on the behaviour of young children.
  • Learn strategies to prepare your child for the changes of everyday life.
  • Be prepared for changes within the family structure such as moving house, going to childcare and celebrations such as Christmas and birthdays.

 

Date Location Time Cost Registration
Wednesday 22 June Richmond Community Learning Centre
15 Barnet Way
Richmond, VIC 3121
10 am — 12 pm Free Register
Thursday 23 June The Alfred Deakin Centre – Benetook Room
190 Deakin Avenue
Mildura, VIC 3500
10 am – 1 pm AEST Free Register

My Child and Autism covers:

  • Understand what autism is, and what it means for your child and your family
  • Understand early intervention services and supports for your family
  • Develop practical strategies that can make a difference to your child’s development

 

Date Location Time Cost Registration
Part 1: Wednesday 4 May 
Part 2: Thursday 5 May
Part 3: Wednesday 11 May
Online 7.30 pm – 9 pm Free Register
Part 1: Monday 6 June
Part 2: Tuesday 7 June
Part 3: Tuesday 14 June
Online 10 am – 11.30 am Free Register

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, you must attend all parts. 

 

The Understanding Behaviour Workshop covers:

  • Understand why your child has certain behaviours
  • Develop strategies for reducing behaviours of concern
  • Plan for success
  • Support your child

 

 Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Part 1: Monday 30 May
Part 2: Wednesday 1st June
Part 3: Monday 6th June
Mildura, VIC 3500 7pm – 9.30pm  Free Register
Part 1: Monday 23 2022
Part 2: Tuesday 24 May
Part 3: Monday 30 May
Online 10am – 12pm Free Register
Part 1: Wednesday 15 June
Part 2: Tuesday 16 June
Part 3: Wednesday 22 June
Online 7.30pm- 9.30 pm Free Register

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, you must attend all parts. 

 

Progression to School workshop covers:

  • Plan for a successful transition to school
  • Identify what you, your child and the school need to know
  • Develop strategies to help your child prepare for school
  • Identify what your child will enjoy about school

 

 Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Thursday 23 June 2022 Mildura Council Chambers
76 Deakin Avenue
Mildura, VIC 3500
7 pm – 9 pm AEST Free Register

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, 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:

  • Understand the importance of play
  • Learn ways to incorporate play into everyday life
  • Learn fun practical strategies that encourage interaction with your child
  • Build on your child’s current interests

 

Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Part 1: Wednesday, 2 March
Part 2: Wednesday, 9 March
Online 7.30pm – 9.00pm Free Register
Thursday, 24 March Mildura, VIC 3500 9.30am – 12.30pm Free Register

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, you must attend all parts. 

 

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