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If you or someone a partner or a family member has Aspergers, is autistic, or has another similar neurodivergent profile, you may be interested in joining one of our Peer Support Groups.


AV's peer support groups are a great place to meet others who share your experience of Aspergers or autism, to exchange advice, or to just escape from the outside world into a space where you know that the others in the group understand what you're going through. Peer support groups are often the first option we suggest to people contacting AV for the first time, as this often helps the person to find a few contacts and to experience that feeling of realising that you have a community of support available.


Who runs AV Peer Support Groups?

All of our peer support groups are run by volunteers who are peers of their group - they share their group attendees' perspective and experience of Aspergers or autism. Group leaders and attendees may also have experience of another peer support group, for example having Aspergers or being autistic, as well as being a parent of a neurodivergent young person. All AV volunteers hold valid Working With Children Checks.


Who can attend?

AV peer support groups are open to AV members as well as non-members. New attendees are always welcome at all of our peer support group meetings, and we invite all first-time attendees to register for free! If you would like to try out an AV Peer Support Group, please contact our AV Admin Team - let us know which group you would like to try out and we will send you the code to register for free! AV peer support groups are open to peers at all stages of the diagnosis journey, including self-identified.


Please note that our peer support groups are for peers only and attendees do need to be able to participate independently. We invite partners, parents and carers to attend their own peer support groups. For our Teens Group, as the attendees are under 18 years, a parent or carer must attend each event with their teen. Please visit the Teens Group page for more information.


How can I register?

When you have found a peer group meeting in the calendar below which suits your needs, just click on the "Register" link on the left! This will take you through the registration process.

If you have any questions about this process or need more information, please contact our AV Admin Team.



    Meeting schedule

    Since the pandemic we’ve moved to a mix of online and in-person events, so please check the peer group meeting calendar below carefully to find out if your next meeting is online via Zoom or in person.

    Aspergers Victoria Group Values and Approach:

    • A Positive Strengths Mindset: We see possibilities, strengths and talents, not problems or deficits
    • A Growth Mindset: We pursue goals through continual learning from each other equally and share that knowledge; we don’t judge ourselves or others
    • Empowerment: We listen, support and encourage others to grow
    • Empathy: We try to understand another’s situation and help, if asked
    • Trust: We value the privacy and confidentiality of others in and outside of the group
    • Respect: We acknowledge the wishes and rights of others and believe we are responsible for our own behaviour

    We call this the AV Groups Way. We expect attendees to abide by this in our events, activities and meetings. Our Peer Volunteers are NOT counsellors or therapists and cannot provide support for mental health issues.  

    AV’s Commitment to Child Safety

    Keeping children safe is everyone's responsibility. All adults are required to manage & report on child safety under our laws. AV has adopted the Victorian Child Safe Standards and the 10 National Principles for Child Safe Standards.  If you feel unsafe or if you know someone who feels unsafe, please REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY to an AV team member or authorities.

    OUR PEER MEETINGS AIM TO EMPOWER ATTENDEES THROUGH DISCOVERING:

    COMMUNITY Our groups create a sense of belonging to a community with like-minded, supportive peers with lived experience

    RESILIENCE through ‘Growth Mindset’ and ‘Self-Regulation’ learning

    CONFIDENCE through a focus on appreciation of strengths, special interests and abilities

    SELF-DETERMINATION and independence through mentoring and learning

    FRIENDSHIP and social experience through regular peer gatherings. Reduce isolation, perceived stigma plus builds friendship and trust through regular contact with the group

    KNOWLEDGE shared in the group about how to extend or enjoy strengths, and ways to manage challenges 

    Ultimately our gatherings aim to support self-esteem and, confidence and self-empowerment, to determine your own life independently, including areas of physical and mental health, relationships, employment, finance, housing, special interests and self-reliance. It could be regarded as a social networking program for Aspergers - without therapy.



    AV Peer support groups

    Upcoming Peer Group Meetings

      • 15 Jun 2024
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register



      Women & Non-Binary Folk Group: June

      - online meeting


      About our Group

      Our Women & Non-Binary Folk 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 GroupRainbow Spectrum Group, or our Young Adults Group, or all of them!


      This session is facilitated by our Women & 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. The topic for this session will be Sensory Processing / Managing Sensory Overload


      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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 20 Jun 2024
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
          • 20
          Register


          Adults Group: June

          - 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.)

          This month, we will be talking about: NDIS 


          The Adults Group is a parent/carer free zone - we ask that parents / carers of attendees join our separate Parents & Carers Group instead.

          (Autistic adults who are also parents or carers are most welcome to attend independently of the person they care for.)


          Volunteers needed

          We’re looking for a volunteer Group Assistant to support our Group Leader and help to run the group. If you’re interested, please complete our online volunteer application or contact AV admin for more information.



          About our Group Leaders

          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: $10 for AV members, $15 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 Jack.


          Venue information


          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 Tuesday and Thursday.

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


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 25 Jun 2024
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register
          Important note


          Adults Group: June

          - 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.) 

          This month, we will be talking about: NDIS


          The Adults Group is a parent/carer free zone - parents / carers of attendees are invited to join our separate Parents & Carers Group instead. (Autistic adults who are also parents or carers are most welcome.)


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



          Volunteers needed

          We’re looking for a volunteer Group Assistant to support our Group Leader and help to run the group. If you’re interested, please complete our online volunteer application or contact AV admin for more information.



          About our Group Leaders

          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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 27 Jun 2024
          • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register



          Young Adults Group: June

          - 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, Corey - 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 and for the first hour of the activity.

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


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 28 Jun 2024
          • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
          • 9
          Register

          Teens Group: June - in person meeting 


          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, Sunny - Volunteer Mentors

          • Simone: Parent Contact


          Volunteers needed

          We’re looking for volunteers aged 18 and older to help out as Teens Mentors so we can continue to run in-person activities. If you’re interested, please complete our online volunteer application or contact AV admin for more information.


          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.


          How to register

          - In the first section, enter the details of the teen attending.

          - In the second section, enter the details of the parent / carer / support worker who will be attending with the teen.


          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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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


          Privacy Policy

          AV Event Terms & Conditions

          • 5 Jul 2024
          • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Online via Discord only
          • 18
          Register


          Teens Hub: July

          - online meeting via Discord


          About our Group

          Our Teens group celebrates Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodivergent teens. It provides a fun and inclusive environment, for these teens to to meet and hang out to play games or chat, with people that have a similar life experience. At our online meetings, the Teens meet via Discord, and each Teen must be supervised by a parent or carer when accessing the Discord server. 


          The Teens Team:

          • Callan T, Callan B, Laura - Volunteer Mentors


          Volunteers needed

          We’re looking for volunteers aged 18 and older to help out as Teens Mentors. If you’re interested, please complete our online volunteer application or contact AV admin for more information.


          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.


          How to register

          - In the first section, enter the details of the teen attending.

          - In the second section, enter the details of the parent / carer / support worker who will be at the same address as the teen.


            What is Discord?

            Discord is a free voice, video and text chat app for teens and adults aged 13 and over. Teens can access Discord via their computer or smart phone. Using Discord, they can join servers they have been invited to, create private servers with their friends, or message each other individually or in group chats. We suggest reading the Parents' Guide to Discord Blog before joining for the first time.


            Is it safe for our teens to use?

            Yes. Aspergers Victoria have created a dedicated, secure server for our Teens group. Only registered participants can access the AV Teens Discord server, and the link changes monthly for security. Our moderators have the list of registered teens and will only allow them to be online during the meeting. 


            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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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



            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event Terms & Conditions

            • 6 Jul 2024
            • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register



            Women & Non-Binary Folk Group: July

            - online meeting


            About our Group

            Our Women & Non-Binary Folk 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 GroupRainbow Spectrum Group, or our Young Adults Group, or all of them!


            This session is facilitated by our Women & 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. The topic for this session will be All Things Stimming (including how we stim, learning acceptance, etc)


            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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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


                AV Privacy Policy

                AV Event T&Cs

                • 6 Jul 2024
                • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
                • Mount Street Neighbourhood House - 6 Mount Street, Glen Waverley VIC
                • 19
                Register

                Partners Group: July

                - 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.


                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: $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 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 (New Location)

                Mount Street Neighbourhood House - 6 Mount Street, Glen Waverley VIC 

                Mount Street Neighbourhood House website

                Mount Street Neighbourhood House on googl maps

                Public transport: Glen Waverley Station (600m). 734, 736, 742, 623, 850, 855, 902, 967, 737 & 754 bus (600m). On-street parking.



                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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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


                Privacy Policy

                AV Event Terms & Conditions

                • 17 Jul 2024
                • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                • Online via Zoom
                Register



                Parents & Carers Group: July

                - online meeting


                About the Parents & Carers Group

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


                About our Group Leaders

                Our Parents & Carers Group Leaders are Toni, Jenny, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

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


                AV Privacy Policy

                AV Event Terms & Conditions

                  • 18 Jul 2024
                  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                  • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
                  • 23
                  Register


                  Adults Group: July

                  - 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.)

                  This month, we will be talking about: Special Interests and future plans


                  The Adults Group is a parent/carer free zone - we ask that parents / carers of attendees join our separate Parents & Carers Group instead.

                  (Autistic adults who are also parents or carers are most welcome to attend independently of the person they care for.)


                  Volunteers needed

                  We’re looking for a volunteer Group Assistant to support our Group Leader and help to run the group. If you’re interested, please complete our online volunteer application or contact AV admin for more information.



                  About our Group Leaders

                  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: $10 for AV members, $15 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 Jack.


                  Venue information


                  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 Tuesday and Thursday.

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


                  AV Privacy Policy

                  AV Event T&Cs

                  • 19 Jul 2024
                  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
                  • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
                  • 17
                  Register

                  Teens Group: July

                  - in person meeting (Barbecue)


                  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. 


                  This month, we are having a barbecue at Power Neighbourhood House. Please add your dietary requirements in the registration form.


                  • 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, Sunny - Volunteer Mentors

                  • Simone: Parent Contact


                  Volunteers needed

                  We’re looking for volunteers aged 18 and older to help out as Teens Mentors so we can continue to run in-person activities. If you’re interested, please complete our online volunteer application or contact AV admin for more information.


                  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, $5 for +Groups membership holders and first-time attendees (to cover catering).

                  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.


                  How to register

                  - In the first section, enter the details of the teen attending.

                  - In the second section, enter the details of the parent / carer / support worker who will be attending with the teen.


                  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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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


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                  • 23 Jul 2024
                  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                  • Online via Zoom
                  Register


                  Adults Group: July

                  - 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.) 

                  This month, we will be talking about: Special Interests and future plans


                  The Adults Group is a parent/carer free zone - parents / carers of attendees are invited to join our separate Parents & Carers Group instead. (Autistic adults who are also parents or carers are most welcome.)


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



                  Volunteers needed

                  We’re looking for a volunteer Group Assistant to support our Group Leader and help to run the group. If you’re interested, please complete our online volunteer application or contact AV admin for more information.



                  About our Group Leaders

                  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 for an hour before the activity and for the first hour of the activity.

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


                  AV Privacy Policy

                  AV Event T&Cs

                AV Peer Support Groups - Disclaimer:

                AV Peer Support Groups are not able to provide professional advice, therapy, medical advice, counselling, crisis management or case management. Our volunteer group leaders are volunteer peers: they are not mental health professionals and they are not qualified to provide crisis support or to fill the role of carer for any attendees. Attendees requiring a carer or support worker present may need to re-assess suitability before attending.  If you are looking for mental health crisis support, please visit our Professionals Directory  or browse our list of organisations offering crisis support.

                AV has become aware of groups using the AV logo or name to promote services or groups without AV approval. AV cannot provide any assurance of the quality of any group not coordinated by AV and not listed in the links above. They will not be covered by our insurance, they will not have AV Group Leader training and we cannot confirm that the quality of support they deliver fits within AV standards.


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