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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

    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House
    • 0
    Join waitlist


    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 are peers of their group 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 first-time attendees.

    How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

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

    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 present to support the group and that the venue can safely accommodate everyone.

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

    Note: 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

    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

    • 23 Aug 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.

    This meeting is running 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.

    How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

    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 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 Sep 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House
    • 19
    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 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.

    How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

    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.

    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

    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

    • 20 Sep 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.

    This meeting is running 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.

    How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

    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 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

    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Balaclava Hotel - 123 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East
    • 11
    Register


    Adults Hub: in-person meeting

    Social Night


    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 month, we are having a social night at the Balaclava Hotel. We will meet there for dinner at 6:30pm. You are welcome to order a meal to enjoy with the group if you would like to. We will have the opportunity for a general chat until approximately 9:30pm.


    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 +Groups Membership and first-time attendees.

    How to access a free first-time attendee ticket for regular peer support groups

    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

    Balaclava Hotel - 123 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East VIC 3183

    Balaclava Hotel website

    Balaclava Hotel on Google Maps

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

    Parking: some street parking.

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    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 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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