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October 2019

With the support of Brimbank City Council, Amaze are pleased to offer the parents and carers of autistic people the opportunity to attend the inaugural Peer Support Group. This will be an opportunity to develop support networks, share stories, experiences and resources in a warm and supportive group.

When: Thursday 17 October 12 – 2pm
Where: Keilor Community Hub/Keilor Library, Arts and Crafts Room 704B Old Calder Highway Service Road, Keilor
Cost: Free
 

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Amaze is hosting a series of workshops which aim to increase the capacity of autistic people and their families to exercise choice and control in working under the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which has now rolled out across Victoria.

The THREE free workshops will cover the following important topics:

It is important to attend all 3 workshops.

The NDIS:

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

Location: Mount Martha House Community Centre

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Workshop 1: Monday 21st October, 2019

Workshop 2: Monday 4th  November, 2019

Workshop 3: Monday 18th November, 2019

(PLEASE NOTE: It is important to attend all 3 workshops).

 
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November 2019

With the support of Brimbank City Council, Amaze are pleased to offer the parents and carers of autistic people the opportunity to attend the inaugural Peer Support Group. This will be an opportunity to develop support networks, share stories, experiences and resources in a warm and supportive group.

When: Thursday 7th November 12 -2pm
Where: Keilor Community Hub/Keilor Library, Arts and Crafts Room 704B Old Calder Highway Service Road, Keilor
Cost: Free
 

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December 2019

With the support of Brimbank City Council, Amaze are pleased to offer the parents and carers of autistic people the opportunity to attend the inaugural Peer Support Group. This will be an opportunity to develop support networks, share stories, experiences and resources in a warm and supportive group.

The groups will be held on the 1st Thursday of the month until the end of 2019.

When: Thursday 5, December 12 -2pm
Where: Keilor Community Hub/Keilor Library, Arts and Crafts Room 704B Old Calder Highway Service Road, Keilor
Cost: Free
 

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Early Days - 2019 workshop dates

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

Please follow the links below to register for a workshop. 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 workshops.

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

Wednesday 16 October 2019 Bendigo 9.30am – 2.30pm No cost Click here to book 
Friday 18 October 2019 Truganina 9.30am – 2.30pm No cost Click here to book 
Thursday 24 October 2019 Carlton 9:30am – 2:30pm No cost Click here to book 

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

Wednesday 23 October & Wednesday 6th November 2019 (2 parts) Bendigo 9.30am – 12.30pm No cost Click here to book
Friday 1st November & Friday 15th November 2019 Truganina 9.30am – 12.30pm No cost Click here to book
Thursday 14th November & Thursday 21st November 2019 Carlton 9.30am – 12.30pm No cost Click here to book

Progression to School workshop covers:

  • Understanding how to successfully prepare your child with the keys to succeed at school;
  • Funding options for children over 7 years.

 Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Wednesday 23 October 2019 Bendigo 1.30pm – 4.00pm No cost Click here to book
Friday 1 November 2019 Truganina 1.30pm – 4.00pm No cost Click here to book
Thursday 14 November 2019 Carlton 1.30pm–4.00pm No cost Click here to book

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

Wednesday 6th November 2019 Bendigo 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Friday 15th November 2019 Truganina 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Thursday 21st November 2019 Carlton 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
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