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.

Date:
Wednesday 16 November 2022

Time:
5 pm – 7 pm AEDT

Location:
Online

About this webinar:

This interactive, live presented session provides an introduction and overview of autism and how to be an autism-positive person.

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand what autism is, and the diversity of the experience of autism
  • Understand the social model of disability and learn the importance of strengths-based language
  • Understand what it means to experience the world as an Autistic person and appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of the Autistic community
  • Identify practical ways to be an autism-positive person

The course is a foundational awareness-building experience from a strengths-based, neurodiversity-affirming and social model of disability lens.

Register

Date:
Wednesday 23 November 2022

Time:
1 pm – 2.30 pm AEDT

Location:
Online

About this webinar

Run by gaming expert Andrew Kinch from GameAware, this webinar will introduce parents and carers of Autistic children to the concepts of healthy gaming and gaming behaviour. 

This webinar will cover:

  • Introduction to gaming genres
  • Understanding gaming motivation
  • Parents as teammates not opponents
  • Tips for managing transitions
  • Gaming as a hobby not a habit

Register

Date:
Thursday 8 December 2022

Time:
12 pm – 2 pm AEDT

Location:
Online

About this webinar:

This interactive, live presented session provides an introduction and overview of autism and how to be an autism-positive person.

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand what autism is, and the diversity of the experience of autism
  • Understand the social model of disability and learn the importance of strengths-based language
  • Understand what it means to experience the world as an Autistic person and appreciate the diversity and uniqueness of the Autistic community
  • Identify practical ways to be an autism-positive person

The course is a foundational awareness-building experience from a strengths-based, neurodiversity-affirming and social model of disability lens.

Register


Supporting young autistic people with healthy online video gaming webinars

Online friendships can be more prevalent with autistic children, however an increased amount of time spent online in gaming communities may make children more vulnerable to being exposed to unsafe behaviour.

Amaze’s free online safety webinars educate parents and carers about the increased risk of harm for autistic children participating in online gaming communities. Our expert guest speakers will provide practical strategies about being safe online and building healthy online habits. Parents and carers will have an opportunity to ask the experts questions as part of each session.

View webinars and registration details.

 

Early Days - 2022 workshop dates

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

Some of the workshops are running in person in regional Victoria with Covidsafe measures in place. There are also workshops being delivered as webinars online using Zoom, a video conferencing program.

Please note only fully vaccinated registrants are able to attend face-to-face training. By registering tickets, you are agreeing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

Please ensure you have linked your Medicare Vaccine Passport with the Service Victoria App. It is mandatory to show your proof of vaccination to Amaze staff on arrival.

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 register and are not able to attend the session, please let us know so someone on the waiting list can take your place.

If you have questions, please email [email protected].

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.

Helping My Child to Cope with Change covers

  • Identify why change is challenging, and how it impacts on the behaviour of young children.
  • Learn strategies to prepare your child for the changes of everyday life.
  • Be prepared for changes within the family structure such as moving house, going to childcare and celebrations such as Christmas and birthdays.

 

Date Location Time Cost Registration
Wednesday 9 November Online 7.30 – 9.00 pm Free Register
Tuesday 29 November Online 7.30 – 9.30 pm Free Register

My Child and Autism covers:

  • Understand what autism is, and what it means for your child and your family
  • Understand early intervention services and supports for your family
  • Develop practical strategies that can make a difference to your child’s development

 

Date Location Time Cost Registration
Tuesday 8, Tuesday 15 & Tuesday 22 November Online 7.30 – 9.00 pm Free Register

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, you must attend all parts. 

 

The Understanding Behaviour Workshop covers:

  • Understand why your child has certain behaviours
  • Develop strategies for reducing behaviours of concern
  • Plan for success
  • Support your child

 

 Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Monday 31 October Online 7.30 – 9.30 pm Free Register
Thursday 27 October & Thursday 3 November Online 10.00 am – 12.30 pm Free Register
Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 & Wednesday 23 November Online 7.30 – 9.00 pm Free Register

For workshops with more than 1 part, you must attend all parts. 

 

Progression to School workshop covers:

  • Plan for a successful transition to school
  • Identify what you, your child and the school need to know
  • Develop strategies to help your child prepare for school
  • Identify what your child will enjoy about school

 

 Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Future workshops TBC Free

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, you must attend all parts. 

 

This short workshop helps participants understand why their child’s play is different and provides them with ideas to help the child develop:

  • Understand the importance of play
  • Learn ways to incorporate play into everyday life
  • Learn fun practical strategies that encourage interaction with your child
  • Build on your child’s current interests

 

Date

Location

Time

Cost

Registration

Future workshops TBC Free

 

For workshops with more than 1 part, you must attend all parts. 

 

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