SELF-ADVOCACY & SPEAKING OUT FOR YOURSELF
Friday, 26th October 2018, 7 pm
Would you like to be able to speak up and advocate for what YOU want?
Then come and join AV teens and Young Adults’ joint meeting to learn all about self-advocacy and speaking out for yourself. Emily Tester from the YDAS ‘Map Your Future’ program will help you think about:
- what is happening for you at the moment,
- what you want and
- how you can advocate for yourself,
- how you can speak out to make it happen and
- where to get the supports you need to achieve your goals.
Don’t miss this joint meeting between the Teens and Young Adults to learn to become your own advocate and to speak up for your self!!!!!
Emily Tester is from YDAS’ Map Your Future a state wide advocacy service for youth 18-25 years of age. ‘Map Your Future’ is a trial program run by YADS for teens and young adults to learn to speak out and advocate for yourself.
This month's combined meeting is for: teens and yound adults aged between 13 to 35 years, assisted by our peer mentors, while parents and carers get to catch up nearby. .
Our male and female young adult leaders encourage the new people on the night, while our parent leaders support and welcome everyone to the group. Please don't forget to sign-in on arrival. Teen parents (up to 18 years) need to remain at the venue, just in a different area.
Costs: Free (to members of Aspergers Victoria, or first-time attendees)
7:00 - 9:00 pm
|Activity for Teens:
- Your thoughts about the self-advocacy prompting questions above
|What to Bring:
Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new families. All group leaders have a Working With Children Check. Refer to our Groups page for more information.
Attendees should be able function independently in the group setting, with no carers in the Teen/Young adult group (teen parents still stay on premises). Our leaders are very encouraging and welcoming with their peers. Please introduce any new teens to our Leaders on the night.
This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. If you are not a member you can come try the group and then join Aspergers Victoria at https://aspergersvic.org.au/join-us
- A parent or carer is required to stay on the premises. You are invited to join the other parents to catch up on your month in another area nearby.
- We would welcome a tax deductible donation to support further training of our peer leaders and other volunteers.
Getting There: The Nerve Centre is the MS Australia building. There is free car parking outside the venue and in surrounding streets. If taking public transport, take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn Station.
Contact Details: Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, email@example.com or
0412 113 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org for Emma H. for booking/membership questions.