Are you an adult aged 18 years or older who has Aspergers, is autistic, or who has another similar neurodivergent profile?
Are you looking for a group of peers who share your experience who you can meet, chat to, exchange stories, advice, and experiences, and connect with?
Then our Adults Group may be what you're looking for!
Who is this group for?
Our Adults Group is for older members of the AV community. It is more suitable for those aged 35 and older, however younger adults are most welcome to join in. We welcome adults at all stages of the diagnostic journey, including those who self-identify. As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.
When and where does this group meet?
The Adults Group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Our in person meetings are usually at a community centre in the Ashwood area in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Our online meetings are held via Zoom.
As COVID is continuing to affect all of AV's group meetings, please check the calendar below to find out if our next meeting is online via Zoom or in person.
What are group meetings like?
Our Adults Group, facilitated by our Group Leader, takes the format of an informal discussion group. The Group Leader sets a general discussion topic each month for the group to chat about. We occasionally invite guest speakers to provide expert advice on particular topics. Past topics include the diagnosis journey, navigating the festive season, and managing clutter.
You are welcome to join in the discussion or to listen to others as you feel comfortable. In Zoom meetings, you are welcome to have your video and microphone on or off as you feel comfortable, and you can also communicate via the Zoom chat function.
How can I register for the next group meeting?
The next group meeting is listed in the calendar below. If you would like to attend, please click “Register” on the left side and enter your details. If you are joining an AV group meeting for the first time, we invite you to register for a free first-time attendee ticket: please contact our AV admin team to request access code.
If the next meeting date is not yet visible below, we invite you to add your name to the AV mailing list by following the steps below and we will contact you when registrations open.
Join the AV Mailing List
If you're interested in receiving emails from AV about this group including upcoming meeting announcements, please add your name to our AV mailing list. Visit the Join our AV Mailing List page, enter your first name and your email address, and make sure you tick "Peer Support Groups - Adults" as an area of interest, as well as any other topics you're interested in, and we'll include you in future emails.
If you would like more information, please contact the Adults Group Leader.
AV Peer Support Groups disclaimer: Please note that AV Peer Support Groups do not not provide professional advice, medical advice, counselling, crisis management or case management.
If you or someone else needs urgent support, please visit our list of organisations offering crisis support.