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.

 

September & October 2021

Date:
Monday, 13 September 2021

Time:
10.30am – 12.00pm 

Location:
Online 

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

This workshop is for participants that already have a plan and need further information for their plan review. 

Free registration

Date:
Part 1: Tuesday, 14 September
Part 2: Tuesday, 21 September
Part 3: Tuesday, 5 October

Time:
10.00am – 12.00pm

Location:
Online 

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

These small group workshops are a great opportunity to meet other parents/carers. Please note you are welcome to have a support person attend (Please do not book them in).

The three workshops will cover the following important topics on the NDIS: 

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

Free registration

(PLEASE NOTE: It is important to attend all workshops) 

Amaze is running a 2-hour interactive workshop for professionals working in an early childcare setting. Conducted online, this workshop will help you understand how to support young autistic children better.

After this workshop you will:

  • Know what autism is and how it affects 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 

Tickets are available at $99 (including GST) with six sessions running from September to December:

  • Tuesday, 21 September at 10.00am – 12.00pm: Register
  • Tuesday, 12 October at 7.00pm – 9.00pm: Register
  • Thursday, 28 October at 10.00am – 12.00pm:  Register
  • Thursday, November 11 at 4.00pm – 6.00pm: Register
  • Tuesday, November 23 at 7.00pm – 9.00pm: Register
  • Wednesday, December 9 at 2.00pm – 4.00pm: Register

This training not suitable for parents.

Date:
Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Time:
10.30am – 12.00pm 

Location:
Online 

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

This workshop is for participants that already have a plan and need further information for their plan review. 

Free registration

Date:
Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Time:
10.30am – 12.00pm 

Location:
Online 

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

This workshop is for participants that already have a plan and need further information for their plan review. 

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: Monday, 6 September 
Part 2: Tuesday, 7 September 
Part 3: Monday, 13 September
Online 7.30pm – 9.30pm Free Register
Thursday, 9 September Online 12.00pm – 3.00pm Free Register

 

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

 

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: Thursday, 9 September
Part 2: Thursday, 16 September
Sale, VIC 3850 9.30am – 12.30pm Free Register

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, 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

More dates will be added when available        

 

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:

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

 

Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

More dates will be added when available        

 

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

 

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