Events

July events

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.

When: Monday 15 July 2019, 10am to 12pm
Where: Springvale Community Meeting Rooms – 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale
Cost: Free

The three free workshops will cover the following important topics:

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

Register via Eventbrite

Please note: Workshops are for parents/carers and autistic individuals. These workshops are not suitable for disability practitioners and health professionals. Interpreters are available upon request

In Term 3 Unique U Psychology will be running Celebrating U Together, a 6-week group for girls aged 13-16 years with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or Social Communication Disorder (SCD).

When: Mondays for 6 consecutive weeks from 15 July until 19 August 
Where: Unique U Psychology – 5/436 Waverley Road, Malvern East
Cost: $750 ($125 per session), rebates are possible

‘Celebrating U Together’ has been run six times now and has been a tremendous success! The girls and parents reported that they loved the group, felt that their differences were encouraged and celebrated, and felt that they had finally met like-minded peers. Furthermore, several girls in the group reported feeling less depressed during and after group.

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Please join us to welcome Prof. Temple Grandin, one of the world’s leading advocates for Autism; psychologist, author, scientist, and inventor.

When: 20 July 08:00am until 02:30pm
Where: The Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Cost: $170 + GST

Temple Grandin has served as an inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and autistic people. Her innovations in animal science have changed the world and she attracts the world’s attention when she speaks. Temple is joined by Tim Sharp, the creator of Laser Beak Man. Tim has won fans from all around the world with his unique sense of humour and very original art. His work garnered international attention when, in a world first for an autistic person, LaserBeak Man was turned into an animated TV series. He’s also a renowned keynote speaker, and provides stirring examples and irreverent opinions of people and situations.

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This workshop is a learning event for those who are serious about exploring and discovering opportunities for welcome, contribution and connection that are abound within our communities for people with a disability.

When: 22 July 2019, 9am–5pm
Where: Thornbury Bowls Club – 27 Ballantyne Street, Thornbury
Cost: Concession $30 / Standard: $60 

Topics covered in this workshop:

Belonging and social inclusion

  • What is it and why is it important?
  • Possible dis-connectors and connectors!
  • Building a context for a full, meaningful and inclusive life,
  • Discovering and harnessing potential, gifts, interests and passions,
  • The importance of typical pathways and valued roles
  • The art of asking
  • Making the most out of community
  • Practical strategies that enhance, enable and strengthen belonging, connection and relationships
  • Facing struggles and challenges with creativity
  • Sharing stories

This is a practical workshop and will use interactive exercises, refection and discussion!

Get more information and book tickets here

More Than Words is a family focused program that has been developed for parents of autistic children and those with social communication difficulties. Parents learn practical ways to help their child communicate and interact during everyday routines and activities.

When: 24 July 2019, 7pm–9pm
Where: Melvin Speech Pathology – Suite 1, 1221 Toorak Road, Camberwell
Cost: Free information session

  • Parents learn a broad range of skills including:
  • What motivates your child to communicate
  • How to turn everyday activities into opportunities for learning to communicate
  • How to develop your child’s play skills
  • How your child learns best and how to take advantage of these preferences
  • Why your child behaves in certain ways and what you can do about these behaviours

This program is internationally acclaimed and evidenced-based.

Register your interest for the information night by contacting the clinic on 9889 9010, or email clinic@melvinspeech.com.au. For more information please visit their website, www.melvinspeech.com.au

Please note that bookings for the session are essential, and if parents want to participate in the More Than Words program they must first attend the information session.

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.

When: 25 July 10:30am until 12:30pm
Where: Bunjil Place Boon Wurung and Wurundjeri Meeting Rooms – 2 Patrick NE Drive, Narre Warren
Cost: Free

The three free workshops will cover the following important topics:

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

Register via Eventbrite

Please note: Workshops are for parents/carers and autistic individuals. These workshops are not suitable for disability practitioners and health professionals. Interpreters are available upon request


 

August events

The masterclass aims to move away from traditional behavioural approaches to writing behavioural support plans and guides professionals, educators and parents to understand how the relationship and guiding makes the difference to effective support.

When: 12 August 9:30am until 4:30pm
Where: William Angliss Centre – 555 La Trobe St, Melbourne
Cost: Early Bird until July 8 $180 / Normal $200

Dr Srah Wayland holds a PHD in cognitive psychology, is a certified RDI consultant and a parent to two wonderfully exceptional children. Sarah speaks from her heart and provides strategies that stem from her lived experiences and her wealth of professional knowledge in developing behaviour support plans within schools, homes and adult services. Sarah’s application of behaviour support aims to transform the way a behaviour support plan is developed and delivered to improve the quality of care for all individuals who need exceptional support.

Get more information and book tickets here

For more information, contact Fleta Pohlner on 0417105820 or email fletapohlner@bigpond.com

This workshop is a learning event for those who are serious about exploring and discovering opportunities for welcome, contribution and connection that are abound within our communities for people with a disability.

When: Tuesday 13 August, 2019, 9am – 5pm
Where: ONE Community Church – 184 Surrey Road, Blackburn
Cost: Concession $30 / Standard: $60 

Topics covered in this workshop:

  • Belonging and social inclusion
  • What is it and why is it important?
  • Possible dis-connectors and connectors!
  • Building a context for a full, meaningful and inclusive life,
  • Discovering and harnessing potential, gifts, interests and passions,
  • The importance of typical pathways and valued roles
  • The art of asking
  • Making the most out of community
  • Practical strategies that enhance, enable and strengthen belonging, connection and relationships
  • Facing struggles and challenges with creativity
  • Sharing stories

This is a practical workshop and will use interactive exercises, refection and discussion!

Get more information and book tickets here

Amaze will be hosting a free workshop on the NDIS and autism. The workshop will assist you to prepare for your upcoming planning meeting.

When: 22 August 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 
Where: Bunjil Place-Library, Meeting Room 1 – 2 Patrick Northeast Drive Narre Warren
Cost: Free

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 2019 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals
  • Amaze resources available

Book your free ticket here


 

September events

Amaze will be hosting a free workshop on the NDIS and autism. The workshop will assist you to prepare for your upcoming planning meeting.

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 2019 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals
  • Amaze resources available

Book your tickets here


 

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

Friday 26th July 2019 Melbourne CBD 9.30am – 2.30pm No cost Click here to book 
Monday 29th July 2019 East Ringwood 9.30am – 2.30pm No cost Click here to book 
Wednesday 28th August 2019 Benalla 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

Friday 2 & Friday 16 August 2019 (2 parts) Melbourne 9.30am – 12.30pm No cost Click here to book
Monday 5 & Monday 19 August 2019 (2 parts) East Ringwood 9.30am – 12.30pm No cost Click here to book
Wednesday 4 & Wednesday 11 September 2019 Benalla 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

Friday 2 August 2019 Melbourne 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Monday 5 August 2019 East Ringwood 1.30pm – 4.30pm 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 12 June 2019 Geelong 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Friday 16 August 2019 Melbourne 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Monday 19 August 2019 East Ringwood 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Wednesday 11 September 2019 Benalla 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
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