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May 2020

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 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

PLEASE NOTE: These workshops are only for autistic individuals, parents and primary carers. They are NOT suitable for service providers or disability practitioners.

There are three parts to this workshop, and attendance is required on each date.

The free workshops 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

For more information please contact Pamela Gatos on 03 9657 1651, or email pamela.gatos@amaze.org.au

 

Workshop Dates

Workshop 1: Friday 1st May

Workshop 2: Friday 15th May

Workshop 3:  Friday 29th May

 

Wantirna South Registration 
 

Monthly Peer Support Groups

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.

We look forward to seeing you there to hear your ideas and suggestions for the group.

Location: Keilor Community Hub
 

Dates:

Thursday 06 Feb 2020 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Thursday 05 Mar 2020 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Thursday 02 Apr 2020 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Thursday 07 May 2020 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Thursday 04 Jun 2020 12.30pm – 2.30pm

 

Note: You only need to register once below to be able to attend each group.

 

Brimbank Registration 
 

With the support of Hobsons Bay 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.

We look forward to seeing you there to hear your ideas and suggestions for the group.

Location: Newport Community Hub

 

Dates:

Monday 17 February 2020 9.30am – 11.30am

Monday 16 March 2020 9.30am – 11.30am

Monday 20 April 2020 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Monday 11 May 2020 9.30am – 11.30am

Monday 01 June 2020 9.30am – 11.30am

 

Note: You only need to register once below to be able to attend each group.

 

Newport Registration 
 

Early Days - Term 1 2020 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 12th February 2020 Cranbourne 9:30am – 2:30pm Free Cranbourne
Thursday 13th February 2020 Traralgon 9:30am – 2:30pm Free Traralgon
Friday 6th March 2020 Carlton 9:30am – 2:30pm Free Carlton
Saturday 14th March 2020 Carlton 9:30am – 2:30pm Free Carlton

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 19th February 

Wednesday 26th February 2020

Cranbourne 9.30am – 12.30pm Free Cranbourne
Thursday 20th February 

Thursday 27th February 2020

Traralgon 9.30am – 12.30pm Free Traralgon
Friday 13th March 

Friday 20th March 2020

Carlton 9.30am – 12.30pm Free Carlton

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 19th February 2020 Cranbourne 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Cranbourne
Thursday 20th February 2020 Traralgon 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Traralgon
Friday 13th March 2020 Carlton 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Carlton

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 26th February 2020 Cranbourne 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Cranbourne
Thursday 27th February 2020 Traralgon 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Traralgon
Friday 20th March 2020 Carlton 1.30pm – 4.30pm Free Carlton
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