Events

We are currently running Amaze events as a mix of in-person and 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 [email protected] or call us on 1300 308 699.

Health and Mental Health

What are the ‘Autism and Health’ workshops 

These workshops are an interactive in-person event where we will unpack and discuss topics related to Autistic health. Community members are invited to attend these small group workshops (approx. 20-25 people per workshop) to gain a better understanding about the following topics:  

  • The social and medical models of disability and Autistic culture. 
  • Covid-19 and how the pandemic highlighted the inaccessibility of the healthcare system for Autistic people. 
  • Barriers that Autistic people face in healthcare. 
  • What is a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) and how can they support you in a public hospital. 
  • Sensory, social and information processing accommodations and adjustments that can be requested. 
  • Health and wellbeing tips – what works well for the Autistic community and ideas for how you can stay well. 

Each workshop will be facilitated by an Amaze staff member and will include a Q&A discussion towards the end of each session.  Visit the Autism and Health workshops webpage to register.

NDIS

Date: Wednesday 21 February, 2024

Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm AEDT

Location: Online Zoom/Workshop

Are you looking to build your understanding of the NDIS and what it might mean for Autistic people? Amaze is delighted to partner with Kim Henderson from Maroondah City Council to offer regular NDIS workshops tailored specifically for participants with an autism diagnosis. This workshop is free, online, and will allow you to hear from a sector expert, and participate in a live Q&A with members of the Amaze team.  

Kim and Amaze team members will lead you through all the ins and outs of the NDIS, with sessions and content covering the 101 introductions to more detailed information. In this introductory session we will cover key concepts, pathways, and tips for new participants and their families.  

We welcome registrants to submit any questions to us in advance, and we will endeavour to answer them in the Q&A session at the end of the workshop presentation. Any questions about the NDIS should be sent directly to [email protected] prior to the event.  

Meet the presenter

Kim Henderson has led a broad career in health, aged care and disability services, and brings both a professional and personal lived experience to her work. Kim currently works at Maroondah City Council and is regarded as an expert on the NDIS. Kim is passionate about supporting families to access appropriate supports, and is a talented communicator who understands both the NDIS and the experience of individuals and families seeking to access it. 

About Amaze

Amaze is a leading autism organisation, driving positive change to enable Autistic individuals and their families to live their best lives. Through collaboration with individuals, families, professionals, employers, educators, government entities, and the broader community, Amaze is working to create an autism inclusive Australia. While based in Victoria, we have a national presence and are home to Australia’s national autism helpline – Autism Connect. 

Register your attendance

To register your attendance, please complete the form below. An email confirming your registration will be sent to you, along with an email with the event Zoom link and attendance details 2 days prior to the event.


 

Employment

Check back here for upcoming events related to Employment.

Autism Assessment and Diagnosis

Check back here for upcoming events related to Autism Assessment and Diagnosis.

Education and Training

Finishing high school can feel daunting and overwhelming, particularly for Autistic young adults. Whether it’s starting tertiary education or finding a job, deciding the next move can be confusing, and knowing where to begin is tough. The transition itself can also be overwhelming. For parents, carers, and supporters of young autistic people it can be hard to see your loved one tackle this new stage in their lives – wanting to support them through this is natural.

But don’t worry! There are plenty of resources and types of support out there to help.

This free 45 minute webinar will talk about what you can do to get ready for and go through this transition, such as when to start preparing and what to think about and consider. We welcome autistic young people and their loved ones and supporters to come along.

A Senior Advisor from Autism Connect will provide you with general information about the various pathways into tertiary education or work, as well as how to cope with changes to your daily routine, the pressure of learning and social situations, overwhelming triggers and adult responsibilities.

We’ll also cover how to make decisions based on your personal interests, skills and strengths.

About Amaze

Amaze is a leading autism organisation, driving positive change to enable Autistic individuals and their families to live their best lives. Through collaboration with individuals, families, professionals, employers, educators, government entities, and the broader community, Amaze is working to create an autism inclusive Australia. While based in Victoria, we have a national presence and are home to Australia’s national autism helpline – Autism Connect. 

Register your attendance

To register your attendance, please complete the form below. An email confirming your registration will be sent to you, along with an email with the event Zoom link and attendance details 2 days prior to the event.

 

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