Events

August 2019

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: 19 August 2019, 10:45 am –1:00 pm 
Where: The Memo – 235  Maroondah Highway, Healesville
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

 

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

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: 30 August 2019, 10:30 am –12:30 pm 
Where: Mount Martha House Community Centre, 466 Esplanade, Mount Martha
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 2019

Amaze is hosting a series of workshops to help autistic people and their families understand and navigate the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). 

There are three workshops in the series and it is recommended to attend all three. 

When: Monday 2 September, Monday 16 September, Monday 7 October, 10:00am-12:00pm 
Where: Newport Community Hub, 13 – 15 Mason Street, Newport
Cost: Free

The workshops will cover: 

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

Book your 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.

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

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

Book your tickets here

Amaze with the support of Greater Shepparton Council 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

Time: 10.00am-12.00pm

Workshop 1: Tuesday10th September, 2019

Workshop 2: Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Workshop 3: Tuesday 22nd October, 2019

(PLEASE NOTE: Workshops are for parents/carers and individuals who are on the autism spectrum. These workshops are not suitable for disability practitioners and health professionals).

Interpreters are available upon request

 
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The Knox City Council is please to prevent the Adolescence and Autism Conference.

When: Friday 13 September 2019

Where: Knox City Council Civic Centre – Function Room 3 & 4511 Burwood HighwayWantirna South Knox 3152 Australia

Cost: Free

This conference is for parents, carers and educators of teens between the ages of 12 – 19 years. Presentations on the day will provide information and strategies.

Guest Speakers & Topics

Lyndel Kennedy            Strategies for Secondary School Success and Beyond

Anthea Naylor               Using everyday technology to increase positive behaviours

Stephanie Crawford     Adolescents and Social Skills

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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.

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

When: Thursday 3 October 12 – 2pm
Where: Keilor Community Hub/Keilor Library, Arts and Crafts Room 704B Old Calder Highway Service Road, Keilor
Cost: Free
 

Book your tickets here


 

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.

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

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

Book your tickets here


 

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
 

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 16 August 2019 Melbourne CBD 9.30am – 2.30pm No cost Click here to book 
Monday 5 August 2019 East Ringwood 9.30am – 2.30pm No cost Click here to book 
Wednesday 28 August 2019 Benalla 9.30am – 2.30pm No cost Click here to book
Thursday 29 August 2019 Wodonga 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

Monday 26 August & Monday 2 September (2 parts) Melbourne 9.30am – 12.30pm No cost Click here to book
Monday 19 August & Thursday 29 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
Thursday 5 September & Thursday 12 September Wodonga 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

Monday 26 August Melbourne 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Monday 19 August East Ringwood 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Thursday 5 September Wodonga 1.30om–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

Monday 2 September Melbourne 1.30pm – 4.30pm No cost Click here to book
Thursday 29 August 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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