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Updated March 2023


Our guest speaker and panel events are on hold while we continue to search for a new volunteer Events Coordinator.

We are hoping to run more events in the future, and as soon as we have further information, we will share this with our community.

To be included in upcoming emails about events, we invite you to add your name to our AV Mailing List.



About AV events


Our AV Events, one of our most popular activities, provide an opportunity for our community to come together as a whole for an evening or an afternoon either in person or via Zoom. Typically held online, our guest speaker and community events allow professionals and experts in a range of topics important to our community to share their personal and professional experiences, and are designed to inspire, share information, and promote acceptance and understanding of Aspergers and autism.


All AV members have access to tickets for themselves and one additional person at a discounted member rate. Find out more about AV membership on our Become an AV Member page.



If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our AV admin team.



Upcoming Events

    • 19 Apr 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
    • 0
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    Teens Group: April

    - 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.


    Privacy Policy

    AV Event Terms & Conditions

    • 23 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register
    Important note


    Adults Group: April

    - 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: Managing your life (executive function).


    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

    • 24 Apr 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register



    Young Adults Group: April

    - 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

    • 2 May 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    About the Network

    AV’s Career Network is an interest group for neurodivergent-identifying adults who are, or have previously worked in, professional roles and who are keen to connect with peers, share their stories, support each other, leverage their talents, and advocate for change in the perception of neurodivergent in the workplace and beyond.


    This activity is for adults aged 18 and older who are currently or who have previously worked in professional roles and who identify as having Aspergers or being autistic. We are an inclusive group and welcome adults at all stages of the assessment / diagnostic journey, including self-diagnosed.


    Our meetings are currently held online via Zoom on the First Thursday of the Month, excluding January. We offer a bimonthly rotation of Touchstone Meetings, and Speaker Q&A Events. 

    We have included more information about Zoom and how to access the meeting below.



    About our Facilitators

    All AV volunteer facilitators are peers of their group participants and all have a Working with Children Check.


    Cost: $10 for AV members, $15 for non-members.

    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

    • 3 May 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Online via Discord only
    • 16
    Register


    Teens Hub: May

    - 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, Sunny - 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

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

      Partners Group: May

      - 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

      • 15 May 2024
      • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register



      Parents & Carers Group: May

      - 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

        • 16 May 2024
        • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
        • 21
        Register


        Adults Group: May

        - 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: Conflict resolution / management.  


        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 Jenni.


        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 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

        • 17 May 2024
        • 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM
        • Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East
        • 9
        Register



        Teens Group: May- in person meeting (Pancake Parlour)


        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.


        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 our booking can only accommodate one adult per registered teen, and we are unable to accommodate additional adults on the night.


        Important information

        All attendees will be required to pay for their food online via the QR codes on the tables. 


        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

        Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East

        Pancake Parlour website

        Pancake Parlour menu online

        Pancake Parlour - Malvern East in Google Maps

        Transport: Buses 623, 624, 767 903 stops approx. 250m. On-site undercover parking.

        Accessibility: accessible parking, ramp access, accessible toilet.


        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

        • 21 May 2024
        • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        Register
        Important note


        Adults Group: May

        - 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: Conflict resolution / management.


        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

        • 23 May 2024
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
        • 33
        Register


        Young Adults Group: May

        - in person meeting (barbecue)


        About the Young Adults 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.


        This activity is likely to be fully booked with a waiting list. We're very much looking forward to seeing everyone, however if something comes up and you can no longer attend, please make sure you cancel your registration so someone else can attend.



        About our Group Leaders

        The session is facilitated by the Young Adults Group team:

        • Matthew - YA Group Leader
        • Lyndel - Young Adults Co-Facilitator
        • Cal, Eleanor, Tim, Todd, Corey - YA Mentors

        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 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 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

        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

        • 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

        • 30 May 2024
        • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        • 5
        Register


        Book Club: May



        About the AV Book Club

        If you enjoy reading fiction and would like to have an incentive to read more, expand your reading list, and to meet with others to share your thoughts and insights and to hear others' perspectives, consider joining the AV Book Club for your next literary adventure. We read and discuss work by autistic authors as well as non-autistic authors.


        This month, we will discuss Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan




        In stylish, uncluttered prose, Naoise Dolan dissects the personal and financial transactions that make up a life—and announces herself as a singular new voice.

        Ava moved to Hong Kong to find happiness, but so far, it isn’t working out. Since she left Dublin, she’s been spending her days teaching English to rich children—she’s been assigned the grammar classes because she lacks warmth—and her nights avoiding petulant roommates in her cramped apartment.

        When Ava befriends Julian, a witty British banker, he offers a shortcut into a lavish life her meagre salary could never allow. Ignoring her feminist leanings and her better instincts, Ava finds herself moving into Julian’s apartment, letting him buy her clothes, and, eventually, striking up a sexual relationship with him. When Julian’s job takes him back to London, she stays put, unsure where their relationship stands.

        Enter Edith. A Hong Kong–born lawyer, striking and ambitious, Edith takes Ava to the theatre and leaves her tulips in the hallway. Ava wants to be her—and wants her. Ava has been carefully pretending that Julian is nothing more than an absentee roommate, so when Julian announces that he’s returning to Hong Kong, she faces a fork in the road. Should she return to the easy compatibility of her life with Julian or take a leap into the unknown with Edith?

        Politically alert, heartbreakingly raw, and dryly funny, Exciting Times is thrillingly attuned to the great freedoms and greater uncertainties of modern love.


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