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Published on 02 April 2020

Autism: It’s time to change your reactions

April is autism awareness month. No one wants to feel judged and unwelcome in their own communities — but many autistic people and their families experience this every day.

Changing your reactions can make a more inclusive and welcoming world for all.

I can change my reactions:

  • Don’t stare
  • Don’t judge
  • Take action
  • Talk directly to the person
  • Give them time to process information
  • Give them space to stim
  • Make changes to the environment
  • Offer help
  • Understand their needs.

Find out more and see how your reactions can make the difference, click on the button below.

Amaze is the peak body for autistic people and their supporters in Victoria. Amaze’s aspiration is to shape a society that respects the dignity of every autistic person and offers them real opportunities to participate and contribute.

Amaze provide free, independent and expert information to the community through their Autism Advisor helpline; drive systemic change through a robust, evidence-based policy advice and advocacy; and build greater understanding of autism in the wider world through innovative training programs, meaningful corporate partnerships and powerful public education campaigns.

Find out more, by visiting the Amaze's Autism Advisor service website.

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