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Adults Group

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.


Upcoming Group Meetings

    • 24 May 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Adults Hub

    - Online Group 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.


    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.

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

    If you are registering to attend an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to use our free first-time attendee ticket. Please email our AV admin team to access this.
    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.


    What is Zoom and how do I access the Zoom meeting?

    Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program.

    You can access a Zoom meeting via the meeting link, you can download Zoom for free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in via your landline or smartphone. When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email which includes the Zoom meeting details.

    For more information, please read the AV Zoom Guide (pdf).


    For assistance or more information:

    We have put together a Peer Support Groups - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, which includes answers to the most common questions about AV peer support groups.

    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 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

    • 16 Jun 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House
    • 20
    Register


    Adults Hub: 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.


    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: $10 for AV members, $15 for non-members, FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership.

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

    If you are registering to attend an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to use our free first-time attendee ticket. Please email our AV admin team to access this.
    If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni.


    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.


    Useful documents

    - Important information about in-person activities at AV. Please read before registering or attending.

    Peer Support Groups - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). This includes answer to the most common questions about AV peer support groups.


    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 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

    • 21 Jun 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Adults Hub

    - Online Group 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.


    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.

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

    If you are registering to attend an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to use our free first-time attendee ticket. Please email our AV admin team to access this.
    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.


    What is Zoom and how do I access the Zoom meeting?

    Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program.

    You can access a Zoom meeting via the meeting link, you can download Zoom for free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in via your landline or smartphone. When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email which includes the Zoom meeting details.

    For more information, please read the AV Zoom Guide (pdf).


    For assistance or more information:

    We have put together a Peer Support Groups - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document, which includes answers to the most common questions about AV peer support groups.

    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 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

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.


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