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    • 30 May 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Balaclava Hotel - 123 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East
    • 16
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    Adults Group: May - 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 Tuesday and Thursday.

    • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


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    • 3 Jun 2024
    • 552 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
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    Speak your Spectrum
    Young Adults Work Know-How Pilot Program
    2024
    Built With, Built For, Build By
    Our Neurodiverse Community.

    The Expression of Interest are Now Open!
    Young Adults Know-How Pilot Program

    Titled: Speak your Spectrum

    Facilitator: Jacob Alan Kness
    [AV's Employment Projects Manager].
    Social Entrepreneur, ASD Support Worker, and Employment Mentor


    Co Facilitator: Mia Stovell
    [RMIT Social Work and Psychology intern]

    Participant Aid: Taliyah Karlecik
    [RMIT Youth Work intern] 


    Introduction:

    We've intentionally structured this page like a job description to connect with individuals who already possess some foundational skills in job applications. By requesting a resume and cover letter, we aim to engage with participants personally, understanding their starting points and aspirations.

    This method helps us identify potential leaders who can shape our programs with their insights. Participants with a draft resume or cover letter can offer valuable perspectives that will help us refine and simplify our extended program.

    Although, our program aims to improve job search resources. Working with those who have foundational skills allows us to focus on fundamental learning during the pilot. This approach helps us maximize our outcomes from this intensive, and expensive 3-day program, ensuring we gather meaningful insights and data and use our funding proactively.

    The pilot is a pivot from our Teens Work Know-How Program, which focused on the basics for teens with no experience. This pilot is aimed at young adults who have some knowledge but are still struggling. We need participants who can independently conduct, speak, and attend the workshops. While autism presents social challenges, this program seeks those who can navigate these challenges to some extent.

    Our ultimate goal is to create a program that is accessible and applicable to the broader spectrum of our community. By collaborating with independently motivated individuals, we can design workshops and resources that cater to a diverse range of needs and abilities. This process ensures our programs are effective; and developed by community for community with diverse differences, diverse needs, and self understanding. 

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    We understand that our community is broad and diverse, often needing more support than we as an organization can currently provide. This pilot is a step toward creating  more supportive and inclusive offerings in the future, informed by the experiences and insights of those who can lead the way. 

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    The ideal participant should be able to do the following independently:

    - Communicate and correspond with AV via email and/ or in person

    - Have simple knowledge around organizational software's such as: Zoom, Google Forms, Email, Calendar's, Calendly and  Google Drive. 

    - Be able to remain engaged for a full workday.

    - Be able to read, write and complete surveys and course work( or use alternative software's to do so, such as speech to text) 

    - Be able to stay off the phone while in workshops, 


    We've opted to implement this measure, and all measures as it aligns with effective teaching practices and reflects current market concerns and expectations. 

    The decision stems from a nuanced understanding of the challenges job seekers face, particularly regarding smartphone usage. Research underscores the detrimental effects of excessive phone reliance on job applications. Moreover, employers' apprehensions about hiring individuals heavily dependent on smartphones are well-founded, given the impact on productivity.
    By creating an environment free from digital distractions, we aim to foster a learning space conducive to skill development, thereby enhancing participants' employability and addressing prevalent market concerns.
     
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    Job Title: Program Participant

    Location: Our Community House
    Address: 552 Victoria St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

    Type: Contract, Temporary

    Salary: Unpaid, with potential for a future job. 
    Explained: This Pilot is being funded for you via a generous donation,  with hopes to gain further grant funding for an extensive program, those who's insights are the most impactful may be asked to be a paid/contracted member of our Codesign team.  

    About Us:

    Asperger's Victoria (AV) is at the forefront of empowering young adults with autism through innovative programs and initiatives. Building on our successful Teens Work Know-How Program, we are excited to announce our latest endeavor: the Speak your Spectrum: Young Adults Work Know-How Pilot Program. This pilot program, funded by a generous donation from the South Coast Foundation, aims to provide young adults with autism an opportunity to shape a comprehensive "Young Adults Know-How" program, leveraging their insights and lived experiences. 

    Mock Job Description:

    We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated young adults with autism to participate in our pilot program. As a participant, you will not only contribute to the development of the program but also gain valuable skills and insights to enhance your career journey.

    Responsibilities:

    • Attend every workshop sessions as scheduled. 
    • Be proactive, professional and ready to work with us to get you through the intake.
    • Share personal experiences, insights, and perspectives related to autism and employment.
    • Provide genuine and useful feedback and input within the Post Workshop Surveys to help shape the future direction of the program.
      This expectation extends to all surveys and assessments, pre and post workshop. 
    • Collaborate with facilitators and fellow participants to brainstorm ideas, improvements and solutions.
    • Actively engage in discussions and activities aimed at enhancing self-awareness, personal development, and workplace skills.  


    Requirements:

    - Young adults aged 18 - 35 years. 

    - Must be willing to have pictures taken and data shared. 

    - Comfortable with sharing thoughts and experiences.

    - Basic communication and interpersonal skills.

    - Willingness to actively participate in workshops and co-design sessions.

    - Interest in advocating for individuals with autism and improving employment opportunities.

    Benefits:

    - Opportunity to contribute to the development of a program, focused on our community, and how we think, and thrive.

    - Gain valuable skills in first principle thinking, communication, teamwork, and self- leadership.

    - Connect with peers.

    - Potential to have your voice shared, and a potential to walk the walk.

    - Potential for future compensation and involvement in expanded program.

    - Certificate of Participation upon completion of the Pilot Program

    - Personal Character Reference from Jacob and a 1-1 Employment Mentorship Session. This will be undertaken 2 weeks after program to check in and see who has been using their Know-How. 

    How to Apply:

    To apply, complete the registration, than please submit/send your Resume and a brief Cover Letter outlining your interest in participating in the pilot program to programs@aspergersvic.org.au  

    If you need an alternative means of application, we have a created form which can be supplied upon request. 
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    In your cover letter, please focus on the following. 

    • Your strengths and weaknesses, how these have effected you in your career journey so far, positively, and negatively . 
    • What you aim to achieve from this program, 
    • What change would you like to see in the employment landscape.


    We want you to share your voice and experiences with us, so I can help you speak for yourself, to speak your mind, and to Speak your Spectrum. 

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    Deadline for Applications: Monday the 3rd of June, 2024. 

    We are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment for all participants. Individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply. If you require any accommodations or support during the application process, please let us know.

    Join us in shaping the future of autism empowerment and employment!


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    • 6 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Partners Group: June - online meeting


    About our Partners Group

    Join our Partners Peer Support Group to meet other adults who are 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 share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees.


    Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members.

    Registration is FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and for 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 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 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.

    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 Terms & Conditions



      • 12 Jun 2024
      • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
      • Online via Zoom
      Register



      Parents & Carers Group: June

      - 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

        • 15 Jun 2024
        • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        Register



        Women & Non-Binary Folk Group: June

        - online meeting


        About our Group

        Our Women & Non-Binary Folk Group is a great place to connect with other Aspergers autistic women (cis and trans) and non-binary folk to chat about your experiences, share ideas, exchange advice, and support each other. You are also welcome to attend our Adults GroupRainbow Spectrum Group, or our Young Adults Group, or all of them!


        This session is facilitated by our Women & NB Group Leader.

        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. The topic for this session will be Sensory Processing / Managing Sensory Overload


        Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 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 activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team do 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.

        First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting. 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

            • 20 Jun 2024
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
            • 22
            Register


            Adults Group: June

            - 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: NDIS 


            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 Jack.


            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 Tuesday and Thursday.

            • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


            AV Privacy Policy

            AV Event T&Cs

            • 25 Jun 2024
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register
            Important note


            Adults Group: June

            - 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: NDIS


            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

            • 27 Jun 2024
            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register



            Young Adults Group: June

            - 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

            • 28 Jun 2024
            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
            • 12
            Register

            Teens Group: June - in person meeting 


            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.
            • 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, 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 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

            • 4 Jul 2024
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Mount Street Neighbourhood House - 6 Mount Street, Glen Waverley VIC
            • 20
            Register

            Partners Group: July

            - 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

            • 5 Jul 2024
            • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
            • Online via Discord only
            • 18
            Register


            Teens Hub: July

            - 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, Laura - 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

              • 6 Jul 2024
              • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
              • Online via Zoom
              Register



              Women & Non-Binary Folk Group: July

              - online meeting


              About our Group

              Our Women & Non-Binary Folk Group is a great place to connect with other Aspergers autistic women (cis and trans) and non-binary folk to chat about your experiences, share ideas, exchange advice, and support each other. You are also welcome to attend our Adults GroupRainbow Spectrum Group, or our Young Adults Group, or all of them!


              This session is facilitated by our Women & NB Group Leader.

              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. The topic for this session will be All Things Stimming (including how we stim, learning acceptance, etc)


              Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 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 activities, members-only programs and interest groups, and to support the work our AV team do 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.

              First-time attendee tickets must be requested at least 24 hours before the meeting. 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.


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