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At least 1 in 100 Australians is autistic and 85% of Australians have a personal connection with an autistic person. Understanding autism is a simple way to become more inclusive and open your doors to new audiences, colleagues and customers.

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About Amaze training

Build your organisation’s capacity to support autistic people with Amaze’s engaging, empowering and cost-effective training.

We deliver a range of structured and personalised education courses for individuals, services and organisations directly involved in supporting autistic people.

We work with you to understand your specific needs, and plan and structure a program that will kick-start your inclusion journey.

Our training packages offer:

  • tailored workshops suited to your particular needs
  • consultative support prior to, during and after the training
  • ongoing links and assistance on completion of the course.

What workshops are available?

In this 2-hour session, you’ll learn important information about autism, and strategies you can use to support and engage autistic people in different situations.

  • Hear about the lived experience from an autistic person.
  • Find out more about autism, and how individuals may experience autism differently.
  • Understand how autistic people process information, and where support may be needed.
  • Learn support strategies you can apply in your environment immediately.

Contact us today for more information, including pricing and availability. 

This free online course is suitable for everyone who potentially interacts or engages with Autistic people and communities.

The course  provides an introduction and overview of autism and how to be an autism positive person.

After completing this short course, 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 and takes approximately one hour to complete all sections.

The online course is a self-paced program containing written, audio and video content and can be completed from all devices in one sitting.

Access the training

In this 2-hour session, you will learn how to support autistic employees to create an autism positive workplace:

  • Hear about the lived experience from an autistic person
  • Find out more about autism, and how individuals may experience autism differently
  • Understand the language used to describe autism and autistic people
  • What is autistic culture and identity
  • Learn about the social model of disability and a strengths-based approach
  • Autism Positive Employment – what it is, and what does an autism positive workplace look like  
  • Overview of strategies to support autistic people at work 

Contact us today for more information, including pricing and availability.  

Amaze provides training for organisations seeking to adopt an Autism Positive approach to employment.

This takes an employee life-cycle approach to support autistic people in the workplace. It can be used to support the employment of autistic people in all roles, across any organisation or context.

Manager Training

This 3-hour session is designed for managers who have completed the introductory What is Autism eLearn and currently manage, or will manage, Autistic team members. The session will include practical skills to support your communication, management, and development of Autistic staff. It is an opportunity to adopt and develop Amaze’s Autism Positive Employment approach to enable achievement of individual, team, and your organisation’s objectives.

  • Understand and develop a positive approach to set up an Autism Positive experience for the team and organisation
  • Apply four elements to enable an Autism Positive work environment, to facilitate communication, management, and development of staff 
  • Understand well-being and its impact on productivity – facilitate conversations on mental health
  • Recognise and discuss the individuality of Autistic support needs and success factors.

People and Culture Training

This 3-hour session is designed for People and Culture or HR practitioners who have completed the introductory What is Autism eLearn in organisations that employ, or intend to employ, Autistic team members. It is an opportunity for professional development – continue your diversity and inclusion journey and improve accessibility of HR processes by applying and sharing Amaze’s Autism Positive Employment approach in your practice and organisation. 

  • Understand developing an Autism Positive HR team through inclusive practice
  • Apply four elements to enable an Autism Positive work environment
  • Learn and develop engagement and support for Autistic staff
  • Be able to identify and discuss adaptations and changes to HR processes to improve accessibility for existing Autistic staff and candidates
  • Be familiar with and share resources available for further information.

Organisational Workshops

These 2 x 2-hour workshops are suitable for organisations taking a holistic, proactive and whole-of-organisation approach to Autism Positive Employment – the focus of the workshops is to turn intention into action. These workshops support organisations to develop organisational objectives and identify actions to create cultural safety, inclusion, and accessibility.

Participants for these workshops may include a cross-section of the organisation, including representation from leadership, decision-makers, diversity and inclusion practitioners, and autism champions.

  • Unpack the why of autism employment, within the organisational context
  • Define autism employment objectives for the organisation
  • Understand cultural safety, inclusion and accessibility and hear an Autistic person’s perspective
  • Be introduced to four elements of Autism Positive practice, and how to use them to increase accessibility
  • Identify initiatives and develop an action plan to create and sustain change.

Contact us today for more information, including pricing and availability.  

Research shows that autistic students have the worst educational outcomes of any students with a disability. An alarming 97% face difficulties in their education and 56% say they’ve been treated unfairly. It was also found that 35% of autistic students do not complete Year 10 or above. 

It is evident that classrooms need to be more inclusive for autistic students to ensure improved educational outcomes. 

Our 3-hour training session will focus on what school is like for an autistic person, and how teachers and schools can be more inclusive. The session can also be tailored to suit primary or secondary teachers. By the end of the session, teachers will: 

  • Find out about autism
  • Explore different ways autistic students may think and process information, and how you can support their learning
  • Learn practical ways you can support autistic students in the classroom and beyond

Autism in the Classroom meets APST Standards 1.5, 1.6, 3.1, 3.3, 3.5, 3.7, 4.1, 7.3. 

Contact us today for more information on these private sessions, including pricing and availability. 

This is a 2-hour interactive workshop for professionals working in an early childcare setting. The workshop will help you understand how to support young autistic children better. 

After this workshop you will:  

  • Know what autism is and how it affects a child’s behaviour 
  • Understand how sensory processing differences impact on a child and how they engage with the environment 
  • Recognise the thinking styles that autistic children have and where support may be required 
  • Identify and apply basic support strategies to assist autistic children 
  • Understand how to communicate and collaborate with families 
  • Know your legal and learning framework obligations 
  • Be able to create a more inclusive environment 

Contact us today for more information, including pricing and availability.

We also have upcoming public sessions. To book individual tickets for this, click here.

Need something specific? Our expert trainers and lived experience consultants can work with you to develop tailored training to suit your unique needs.

Whether you’re a small team or a multi-site workforce, if you’re already making strides or taking your first step – Amaze can empower you to become more autism-inclusive.

Contact us today to explore how your organisation can become more accessible and inclusive.

Join the inclusion movement

Become an inclusive organisation and see the social and financial benefits!

Email [email protected] or call  03 9657 1600 to get started on your inclusion journey.

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