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Events

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) no Amaze events will be run in person for the time being. 

We will still be be 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@amaze.org.au or call us on 1300 308 699.

 

September 2020

PLEASE NOTE : THIS WEBINAR IS FOR PARTICIPANTS THAT ALREADY HAVE A PLAN

Amaze will be hosting a free webinar 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 webinar 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 2020 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals
  • Amaze resources available

10:30am – 12:30pm Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Free registration

October 2020

Amaze is hosting a series of webinars which aim to increase the capacity of newly diagnosed autistic adults to exercise choice and control in working under the new 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)

The THREE free webinars will cover the following important topics:

The NDIS:

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

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Webinar 1: 8 October

Webinar 2: 15 October

Webinar 3: 22 October

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

Free registration

PLEASE NOTE : THIS WEBINAR IS FOR PARTICIPANTS THAT ALREADY HAVE A PLAN

Amaze will be hosting a free webinar 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 webinar 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 2020 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals
  • Amaze resources available

10:30am – 12:30pm Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Free registration

Target Audience: Parents of children in Year 6 transitioning to secondary school in 2021, teachers and school staff looking to support transition

This webinar will discuss how to prepare autistic students for a smooth transition into secondary school and is designed for both teachers and parents. We will be providing information about ways that schools and families can support autistic people to have the best possible experience starting secondary school.

Some topics that will be discussed, include:

  • What is a good transition?
  • Communication between home and the school
  • Preparing for the transition
  • Developing a transition plan
  • Strategies to support student independence at high school

Our guest speakers will each share a unique perspective and practical advice and include that of a school principal, a parent and an autistic young person who has been through the transition.

Visit our blog for guest speaker information.

 

Date & Time: Wednesday 14th October 2020, starting at 9.30am and finishing at 3.30pm

Tickets: Free but bookings essential

 

November 2020

PLEASE NOTE : THIS WEBINAR IS FOR PARTICIPANTS THAT ALREADY HAVE A PLAN

Amaze will be hosting a free webinar 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 webinar 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 2020 price guide and changes to price guide
  • Appeals
  • Amaze resources available

10:30am – 12:30pm Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Free registration 

PLEASE NOTE : THIS WEBINAR IS ONLY FOR AUTISTIC INDIVIDUALS, PARENTS AND PRIMARY CARERS WITH A FOCUS ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS OR DISABILITY PRACTITIONERS. 

Amaze is hosting a series of webinars which aim to increase the capacity of autistic people and their families to exercise choice and control in working under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

This webinar will cover the following important topics:

  • The NDIS
  • Pre-planning
  • Accessing the scheme
  • Advocacy
  • Community connections and peer support
  • Preparing a carer and participant statement
  • NDIS Goals

Time: 10.30am-12.30pm

Webinar 1: 12 November 

Webinar 2: 19 November 

Webinar 3: 26 November 

Free registration

December 2020

Amaze is hosting a series of webinars which aim to increase the capacity of newly diagnosed autistic adults to exercise choice and control in working under the new 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)

The THREE free webinars will cover the following important topics:

The NDIS:

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

Time: 7pm-8.30pm

Webinar 1: 1 December 

Webinar 2: 8 December

Webinar 3: 15 December 

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

Free registration


 

Early Days - 2020 workshop dates

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

Due to COVID-19 for the time being all workshops will be 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 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
October (3 parts – evenings)

Monday 5th October

Tuesday 6th October

Monday 12th October

Online Zoom 7:30pm-9:00pm FREE Register
October/November (3 parts – mornings)

Wednesday 28th October

Thursday 29th October

Wednesday 4th November

Online Zoom 9:30am-11:00am FREE Register

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

October (3 parts – evenings)

Wednesday 14th October

Thursday 15th October

Wednesday 21st October

Online Zoom 7:30pm – 9:00pm FREE Register
November (3 parts – mornings)

Monday 9th November

Tuesday 10th November

Monday 16th November

Online Zoom 9:30am – 11:00am FREE Register

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

October (2 parts – mornings)

Wednesday 7th October

Thursday 8th October

Online Zoom 9:30am – 11:00am FREE Register
October (2 parts – mornings)

Thursday 8th October

Friday 9th October

Online Zoom 9:30am – 11:00am FREE Register

 

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

October (2 parts – mornings)

Monday 19th October 

Tuesday 20th October

Online Zoom 9:30am – 11:00am FREE Register
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