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    • 31 Dec 2022
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    Coaching Program

    Participant Application


    After a successful pilot program offering complimentary coaching to our community during COVID lockdown periods in 2020 and 2021, AV is excited to announce that applications are now open for our fee-for-service coaching program.


    Job Coaching Introductory Offer

    Apply now to secure your coaching space at our introductory rate of $210 for three sessions! Offer expires on Monday 14 November, 2022.



    • If you are ready to apply for a space in our coaching program, please click the Register button and complete the application form.

    • If you are looking for general information about the coaching program, if you have questions about the coaching program, if you are interested in coaching but are not yet ready to apply, or if you are a parent / carer / support worker of a potential applicant, please visit the coaching page on the AV website and browse the resources we have available. We also invite you to add your name to the AV mailing list for coaching to be notified of upcoming coaching opportunities.


    Eligibility criteria

    • Coaching participants must be aged 18 or older.

    • We welcome applications from individuals with Aspergers, autistic individuals, and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles.

    • Application is open to members and non-members, however you will need to have a current AV membership to proceed with coaching beyond the initial discovery session. 

    • The application must be completed by the person who will be participating in the coaching program
      Note for parents, carers, and support workers: if you know someone who may be interested in coaching, you are welcome to share information about coaching with them, however we do ask that this application form is completed by the applicant themselves.


    What happens next?

    When you have successfully completed and submitted your application form, you will receive a email confirming that you have completed the form successfully. Your name and your responses will be shared with our coaching team. When a coaching space becomes available, we will contact you to arrange a discovery session with you.

    As we have received a lot of interest in this program, this may take some time, but we will do our best to contact you as soon as possible.


    For more information

    If you have further questions or feedback about this activity, please contact our AV admin team.

    • Call 0480 385 710, or email us.
    • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.
    • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


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      • 10 Oct 2022
      • 5 Dec 2022
      • 7 sessions
      • Online via Zoom
      Register



      D&D Term 4 2022
      Monday 6.30pm, 10-17y.o, (Group 2)


      Our Dungeon Masters are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.

      Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


      (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


      Register on this page for: Term 4, Monday 6.30pm to 9.30pm (Group 2)

      First session date: Monday 10 October

      Last session date: Monday 5 December UPDATED

      Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

      Player eligibility: AV members aged 10-14 years

      Dungeon Master: Michael.

      Please note that D&D groups do not run on public holidays, on long weekends (including the Monday before Cup Day), or Fridays leading into long weekends.


      Cost

      $245 for 7 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin team.

      If you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more!


      For other D&D groups this term

      Please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.


      Please choose your group carefully, as we can no longer accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


      Character Sheet

      • For returning players: please email your character sheet to your DM or upload it in the appropriate registration field.
      • For new players to this group: the DM will create a pre-made character sheet for you. If you wish to create your own character, please email the DM as soon as possible. The email address will be provided when you have registered.
      • Please note that homebrew / custom or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program for Term 4.


      Important Player Documents


      Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


      For more information

      If you have questions or if you need assistance, please contact our AV admin team.

      • Call 0480 385 710, or email us.

      • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

      • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled end time.

      • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 


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      • 1 Dec 2022
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      • Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East
      • 0
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      Young Adults Hub: December

      - in person meeting


      About the Young Adults Group

      Our Young Adults group is a great place for Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodivergent profile adults aged 18 years - 35 years (approx.) to meet, chat, and play games with no social pressure. As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to attend our separate Parents & Carers group.


      As the November meeting is so late in the month and as the December meeting will be during AV's end of year closure period, we are combining the two and going out for a group dinner. We are going to the Pancake Parlour in Malvern. 


      About our Group Leaders

      The session is facilitated by the Young Adults Group team:

      • Matthew - YA Group Leader
      • Lyndel - Young Adults Co-Facilitator
      • Cal, Eleanor, Tim, Todd - YA Mentors

      All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


      Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, FREE for +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees.

      Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

      Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community. If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


      Venue Information

      Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East

      Pancake Parlour website

      Pancake Parlour menu online

      Pancake Parlour - Malvern East in Google Maps

      Transport: Buses 623, 624, 767 903 stops approx. 250m. On-site undercover parking.

      Accessibility: accessible parking, ramp access, accessible toilet.


      We have reserved seating for up to 40 people in the private function room where we will be able to control the sound level a little.

      You will be able to order from the full menu (including savoury, sweet and vegan options) and pay individually at the bar as you order.

      There is no minimum spend requirement. 


      Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

      For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

      In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered.

      NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


      Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


      For assistance or more information

      • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.
      • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

      • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

      • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


      AV Privacy Policy

      AV Event T&Cs

      • 3 Dec 2022
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register



      Women & Non-Binary Folk Group: December

      - online meeting


      About our Group

      Our Women's & Non-Binary Group is a great place to connect with other Aspergers autistic women (cis and trans) and non-binary folk to chat about your experiences, share ideas, exchange advice, and support each other. You are also welcome to attend our Adults Group or our Young Adults Group, or all three!


      This session is facilitated by our Women's & NB Group Leader.

      All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


      Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and for first-time attendees.

      Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

      Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team do for our community.

      If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


      Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

      For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link.

      First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting. Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


      Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


        For assistance or more information

        • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

        • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

        • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

        • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 8 Dec 2022
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register


          Parents & Carers Group: December

          - online meeting


          About the Parents & Carers Group

          This is an online peer support meeting open to all parents and carers of Aspergers / autistic children, teens or adults to meet, chat, exchange ideas and find support.


          About our Group Leaders

          Our Online Parents & Carers Group Leaders are Jenny, Toni, and Sue.

          All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


          Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees.

          Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

          Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

          If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


          Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

          For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link / Discord link. First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting.

          NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For assistance or more information

          • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

          • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

          • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

          • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event Terms & Conditions

            • 9 Dec 2022
            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
            • 6
            Register

            Teens Group: December

            - in person meeting (games night)


            About our Group

            Our Teens group is for teens with Aspergers, autistic teens, and those with a similar neurodivergent profile to meet and hang out to play games or chat while their parents / carers meet in another room at the same venue to chat, provide support and share ideas and advice.


            • Teens will be supervised by our Teens Mentors.
            • In another room at the same venue, parents will be met by our Parents Contact to chat and exchange experiences.


            The Teens Team:

            • Callan T, Callan B, Jack D, Sunny - Volunteer Mentors


            All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV volunteers have a Working with Children Check.


            Each teen must be accompanied by one parent or carer.

            A parent or carer must attend with their teen and must remain on site for the duration of the activity.

            We understand that another parent or family member may wish to join the activity, however we can only accommodate one adult per registered teen, and we are unable to accommodate additional adults on the night.


            Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, FREE for +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees.

            Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

            Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

            If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


            Venue Information

            Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, 3145

            Power Neighbourhood House website

            Power Neighbourhood House on Google Maps

            Public transport: Holmesglen Station (700m). 624 bus (stops outside). On-street parking.

            Accessibility: Ramp access at front and rear, accessible bathroom.


            Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

            For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

            In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered. First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting. 

            NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


            To register your teen and their accompanying adult

            - Please enter the name of the parent or carer accompanying your teen at the start of the registration process.

            - Please enter your teen's details where requested in the registration form.

            The registration form will ask you for the name and age of your teen. It will also ask you for the contact phone number of the parent or carer attending with the teen.

            If you need assistance or if you have more than one teen attending, please contact our AV admin team before registering.


            Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


            For assistance or more information

            • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

            • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            Privacy Policy

            AV Event Terms & Conditions

            • 15 Dec 2022
            • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Balaclava Hotel - 123 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East
            • 11
            Register


            Adults Group: December

            - in person meeting


            About the Adults Group

            Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles. It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults are welcome to join in. (Young adults may prefer to attend our Young Adults group meetings as well as or instead of this group.)

            As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.


            In December, we are having a social night out at the Balaclava Hotel. The start time is a little earlier to allow attendees to order and enjoy a meal, and we have included a link to the menu below.


            About our Group Leaders

            This session is facilitated by the Adults Group Leader, Colin. All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


            Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members, FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and for first-time attendees

            Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

            Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for groups and events, members-only programs, and to support the work our volunteers and staff team do for our community.


            If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni.


            Venue information

            Balaclava Hotel - 123 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East

            Balaclava Hotel

            Balaclava Hotel on Google Maps

            Public transport: Tram routes 3 / 3a, 16, 78. Balaclava station (Sandringham Line) - 290m. 

            Parking: some street parking.

            Menu


            Anyone wanting to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

            For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

            In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered.

            NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10. Please note that first-time attendee tickets must be requested before the meeting and are not available at the door.


            Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


            For assistance or more information

            If you have further questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact our AV admin team.

            • Call 0480 385 710 or email us.
            • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

            • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

            • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event T&Cs

            • 15 Dec 2022
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East
            • 13
            Register

            Partners Group: December

            - in person meeting


            About our Partners Group

            Join our Partners Peer Support Group to meet other adults who are or who have been in a relationship with someone who has Aspergers, is autistic, or has a similar neurodivergent profile. Sharing experiences within the safe environment of our peer support meetings can be a lifeline, and sharing with people who have similar lived experience is validating and often educational. Your partner may be self-diagnosed or have a formal diagnosis, and you may share a household or live separately. We are an inclusive group and welcome partners of all genders and relationship types.

            For the last gathering of the year, we're going to the Pancake Parlour in Malvern for a group dinner.


            This session is facilitated by our Partners Group Leaders. All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees.


            Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members, FREE for +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees.

            Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

            Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

            If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


            Venue Information

            Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East

            Pancake Parlour website

            Pancake Parlour menu online

            Pancake Parlour - Malvern East in Google Maps

            Transport: Buses 623, 624, 767 903 stops approx. 250m. On-site undercover parking.

            Accessibility: accessible parking, ramp access, accessible toilet.


            We have reserved seating for up to 20 people. 
            You will be able to order from the full menu (including savoury, sweet and vegan options) and pay individually at the bar as you order.

            There is no minimum spend requirement.


            Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

            For in-person events, this allows us to ensure that we have enough volunteers attending on the night to support the group, and to ensure that the venue can safely accommodate all attendees.

            In the event that the activity is cancelled or transferred to an online meeting, we will only be able to let you know if you have registered. First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting.

            NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


            Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


            For assistance or more information

            • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

            • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

            • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

            • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            Privacy Policy

            AV Event Terms & Conditions

            • 20 Dec 2022
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register


            Adults Group: December

            - online meeting


            About the Adults Group

            Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles. It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults are welcome to join in. (Young adults may prefer to attend our Young Adults group meetings as well as or instead of this group.)

            As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.

            This meeting will be online via Zoom. We have included more information about Zoom and how to access the meeting below.


            About our Group Leaders

            This session is facilitated by the Adults Group Leader, Colin.

            All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


            Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and first-time attendees.

            Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

            Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

            If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


            Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

            For online events, you need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link.

            Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


            Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


            For assistance or more information

            • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.
            • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

            • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

            • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event T&Cs

            • 19 Jan 2023
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register



            Young Adults Group: January

            - online meeting


            About our Group

            Our Young Adults group is a great place for Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodivergent profile adults aged 18 years - 35 years (approx.) to meet, chat, and play games with no social pressure. As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to attend our separate Parents & Carers group.


            The session is facilitated by the Young Adult team:

            • Matthew - YA Group Leader
            • Lyndel - Young Adults Co-Facilitator
            • Cal, Eleanor, Tim, Todd - YA Mentors


            All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV volunteers have a Working with Children Check.


            Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and first-time attendees.

            Community Guide: About our free* first-time attendee ticket

            Become an AV member today to access discounted tickets for activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team does for our community.

            If cost is a barrier, please contact our AV admin team.


            Anyone wishing to attend an AV activity must register before attending.

            For online events, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link / Discord link. First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting. 

            NB: Unregistered attendees may incur an admin fee of up to $10.


            Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


            For assistance or more information

            • Call 0480 385 710 or email our AV admin team.

            • The AV phone is switched on from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday.

            • Tech and admin support for after-hours activities is available by phone call only starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

            • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event T&Cs


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