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eSpectrum No. 60 November 2011

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  A Conversation with Parents - Minister Garrett: 14 Nov

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Hosted by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, an event entitled “A Conversation with Parents” will be held this Monday 14 November to provide an opportunity to discuss the issues affecting children and young people with a disability with Minister for School Education, Peter Garrett. You can participate in a live audience with the Minister in Canberra or join in online.
Date: Monday 14 November, 1.30-2.30pm.
Venue for live audience: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Theatre, 50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT.
Register online.
Online Participation: There is no need to register if you are participating online: on the day go to this link.
Submit a question:You are encouraged to submit questions online beforehand.
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  Annual Report 2010-2011 Now Available Online

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The Annual Report is now available for download in PDF format from the Amaze website.
Download your copy.

Hard copies of the report will be available week commencing Monday 21 November: if you are unable to download the PDF from the website, contact us on 03 9657 1600 to request a hard copy.

AGM - 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 November, Villa Maria, 6 Studley Park Road, Kew
If you are intending to attend the AGM, please contact us to let us know for catering purposes on reception@amaze.org.au. We look forward to seeing you there.

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  GP Conference & Exhibition 11-13 Nov

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Autism Victoria trading as Amaze is having a booth at the GP Conference & Exhibition (GPCE) at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre from today, Friday 11, to Sunday 13 November. The event brings together many hundred GPS to keep themselves up-to-date on changes in healthcare.

Shawn Stevenson, Information & Training Team Leader, will be giving a "Meet the Expert" session in the exhibition area at 11am on Sunday morning, providing GPs and practice staff with an opportunity to learn more about ASD and how they might be able to assist their patients.

The exhibition is free to attend and will have 140 exhibitors from a broad range of health organisations, government bodies and disability organisations presenting their services. For more details visit the GPCE website at www.gpce.com.au.

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  LEGO(R) Road Train Build - Going for a Record! 19-20 Nov

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If you enjoy playing with LEGO, whatever your age, come and join in this fun event, to build the longest moving LEGO road train in the world! A big thank you to the Melbourne Lego User Group (MUG), ASD Aid and Scienceworks for getting together to put this on and make it available to our members and individuals with an ASD. It is open to anyone and a quiet area is available if required.
Research indicates that significant gains can be made in social development through LEGO play: the interactive experience of play groups are believed to help improve the social skills of children with an ASD.

Whilst the LEGO Road Train build is free, adults will need to pay $10 to enter Scienceworks. Entry for children 3-16 and concession is free.
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  Online Events Calendar

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For details of events of interest to the Autism Spectrum Disorder community, view the online Events Calendar here.

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