Empower and amaze collaborate to improve outcomes for autistic people
Empower Autism is delighted to be partnering with Amaze as an Autism Connect service partner. Amaze have been supporting autistic people for over 50 years and are the peak body for autistic people and their supporters in Victoria. They have done an outstanding job in establishing a much needed service in Autism Connect, a free, national autism helpline. Empower Autism is extremely proud to be asked to partner with Amaze to support this initiative, provide local knowledge and experience and assist to ensure the Queensland autistic community has access to this service.
About Autism Connect
Autism Connect is a free, national autism helpline, providing independent and expert information over phone, email, webchat and a searchable information directory. It supports autistic people, their families and carers, health professionals, researchers, teachers, employers and the broader community.
Autism Connect advisors offer expert advice in many areas, including:
- exploring autism and autistic identity
- assessment and diagnosis support
- school and education
- the NDIS
- transition to employment
- behaviour and communication strategies
- referrals to services peer support connections,
- finding autism-friendly places and events, and
- making environments accessible.
You can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) to speak to an Autism Connect advisor. TIS National provides operator-assisted access to an immediate phone interpreter in over 160 languages. To access this service, call the TIS National Contact Centre on 131 450 and ask to speak to Autism Connect on 1300 308 699.