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    • 3 Dec 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East
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    Teens Hub: Pancake Parlour


    About our Group

    Our Teens group is for Aspergers, autistic and other similar neurodivergent teens to meet and hang out to play games or chat. 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.


    We're finally meeting again in person at the Pancake Parlour in Malvern East! We have booked two areas within the restaurant. Please ask for the Aspergers Victoria group when you arrive.


    The Teens Team:

    • Callan T, Callan B, Jack D, Sunny - Volunteer Mentors

    • Susan and Annalisa - Parent Group Leaders


    The teens will be supervised in the party room by the Teens Mentors, and the parents and carers will be met by our Parents Group Leaders to chat and exchange experiences.


    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.


    Do I need to register?

    All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements. Spaces are limited to 20 teens for this event and you will need to register to secure your teen's space.


    Each teen must be accompanied by one parent or carer.

    Our booking is limited as this is a popular time for this venue. We understand that both parents may wish to come along, however the seated area allocated to our booking only has space for one parent/carer to attend per teen.


    The parent or carer must remain on site for the duration of the event and is responsible for any costs incurred by their teen including food or beverage purchases. 


    How do I register my teen?

    When you are completing the registration form, please enter the parent/carer's details as the primary attendee.
    One of the questions further down in the form will ask you for the name and age of your teen. Another question will ask you for the name and contact details of the parent or carer who will be accompanying them. 
    If you have multiple teens attending from your family, please contact Jenni for assistance: admin@aspergersvic.org.au


    Cost

    $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

    If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to attend for free. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

    Please note: as Friday evening is a popular time for this venue, they have advised that there is a $20 minimum spend per person for our booking (per teen and per parent). This is in addition to the event registration fee and will need to be settled with the venue staff on the night.

    If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni: admin@aspergersvic.org.au


    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.


    What can I expect when I attend an AV COVIDSafe event?

    AV is closely following the COVID-19 requirements outlined by the Victorian Government and our in-person events have changed to comply with these.


    Restrictions in Victoria have changed as of 19 November 2021, and we recommend reading this information sheet issued by the Victorian Government

    It outlines the current DHHS requirements at venues for attendees, including checking in, vaccination, distancing, and masks.


    If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


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    • 8 Dec 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    Parents & Carers Community Connection:
    Online Discussion

    Updated: 26 November 2021

    Due to an unforeseen scheduling clash, this date has been changed to Wednesday 8 December.


    About the Parents & Carers Group

    This is an online peer support meeting open to all parents and carers of Aspergers / autistic children, teens or adults to meet, chat, exchange ideas and find support.


    As we can't currently meet in person, we are combining the three Parents & Carers groups into one online group. For December, we are having a general discussion - there's no set topic, just come along and have a chat with the group. Share your experience, your stories, seek advice, and connect with other parents & carers.


    About our Group Leaders

    We have three Parents & Carers Groups - one meets regularly online, and the other two usually meet in person.

    Our Online Parents & Carers group is facilitated by Jenny:

    adultparentsupport@aspergersvic.org.au.

    Our North-East group meets monthly in the Eltham area (subject to COVID restrictions) and is facilitated by Rebecca:

    northeastparents@aspergersvic.org.au

    Our Southern group meets monthly in the Hampton area (subject to COVID restrictions) and is facilitated by Natalie:

    southern@aspergersvic.org.au

    This month, all three Group Leaders for AV Parents & Carers Groups will be joining the chat as we can't currently meet in person.


    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.

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

    If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

    If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni: admin@aspergersvic.org.au 


    Do I need to register?

    All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue capacity limits.


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

    Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline or smartphone. When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email which includes the Zoom meeting details. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session.


    You are welcome to have your camera on or off as you prefer. You can also join in the discussion via the chat function via text-based chat function within Zoom. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf).

    If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


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      • 11 Dec 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
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      Partners Group: In-Person Meeting

      End of year social catch-up


      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: partners@aspergersvic.org.au. All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees.


      Do I need to register?

      All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, all attendees need to register before attending due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue requirements. Please register if you would like to attend to ensure you don't miss out.


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

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

      If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

      If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni: admin@aspergersvic.org.au


      Venue Information

      Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, 3145 Address

      54 Power Avenue, Ashwood, VIC, 3147

      Power Neighbourhood House website

      Power Neighborhood 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.


      What can I expect when I attend an AV COVIDSafe event?

      AV is closely following the COVID-19 requirements outlined by the Victorian Government and our in-person events have changed to comply with these.

       

      Restrictions in Victoria have changed as of 19 November 2021, and we recommend reading this information sheet issued by the Victorian Government. It outlines the current DHHS requirements at venues for attendees, including checking in, vaccination, distancing, and masks.

      You are welcome to bring a drink and snack if you would like to, however in line with our current COVIDSafe plan, these are not able to be shared.

       

      If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.



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      • 11 Dec 2021
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Online via Zoom
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      Women & NB folk - Online Meeting


      About our Group

      Our Inclusive Women's & NB Group is a great place to connect with other Aspergers/autistic women and NB folk to chat about your experiences, share ideas, exchange advice, and support each other. You are also welcome to attend our Adults Group or our Young Adults Group, or all three! 

                                                                     

      This session is facilitated by our Women's & NB Group Leader, Jennifer: women@aspergersvic.org.au

      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.


      Do I need to register?

      All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, all attendees need to register before attending due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue requirements. Please register if you would like to attend to ensure you don't miss out.


      Cost

      $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

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

      If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

      If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni: admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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

        Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it for free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline or smartphone. When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email which includes the Zoom meeting details. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session.


        For most events, we ask participants to keep their microphone muted to minimise background noise, however you are welcome to participate in the discussion via the Zoom text-based chat function. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


        If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Jenni (AV Admin): please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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        • 15 Dec 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
        • Online via Zoom
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        Young Adults Hub: Online Peer Discussion -

        chat & play online games


        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.


        This month, we are meeting on a different day than usual, as our usual meeting day is during the AV office closure period. We are meeting online via Zoom, and we have included more information about Zoom and how to access the meeting below.


        The session is facilitated by the Young Adult team:

        • Matt, Cal, Sunny, Eleanor & Tim - YA Mentors
        • Lyndel - Young Adults Co-Facilitator


        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.


        Do I need to register?

        All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, all attendees need to register before attending due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue requirements. Please register if you would like to attend to ensure you don't miss out.


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

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

        If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.

        If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni: admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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

        Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it for free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline or smartphone. When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email which includes the Zoom meeting details. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session.

        You are welcome to have your camera on or off as you prefer. You can also join in the discussion via the chat function via text-based chat function within Zoom. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


        If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


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        • 16 Dec 2021
        • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Venue - details will be included in your registration confirmation email
        • 7
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        Adults Hub: In-Person Group Meeting


        About the Adults Group

        Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodiverse 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 are thrilled to be meeting in person for the first time in several months! We will be meeting at a hospitality venue in the Hawthorn area. Our meeting this month starts at 6.30pm instead of the usual 7.30pm so that anyone who would like to has the opportunity to order a meal. The venue location, accessibility information, transport, and the menu will be shared in the event registration confirmation email.


        About our Group Leaders

        This session is facilitated by the Group Leader, Colin: asadults@aspergersvic.org.au. 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.

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

        If you are attending an AV group for the first time, you are welcome to register for free using our first-time attendee ticket. Please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au to access this.
        If cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni: admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


        Do I need to register?

        All attendees to AV's online and in-person groups and events must register before attending. For Zoom meetings, you need to register to access the Zoom details. For in-person meetings, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements.


        What can I expect when I attend an AV COVIDSafe event?

        AV is closely following the COVID-19 requirements outlined by the Victorian Government and our in-person events have changed to comply with these.


        Restrictions in Victoria have changed as of 19 November 2021, and we recommend reading this information sheet issued by the Victorian Government. It outlines the current DHHS requirements at venues for attendees, including checking in, vaccination, distancing, and masks.


        If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please contact Jenni: please call or text 0480 385 710 or email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.


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        • 1 Jan 2022
        • More information to come in 2022
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        AspieLand Moderated Minecraft

        Expression of Interest for 2022


        AV's moderated Minecraft server, AspieLand, has grown from one pilot group in Term 4 2020 to multiple groups in Term 4 2021, and the moderators will be back to welcome AspieLand players in 2022!


        About AspieLand

        AspieLand has been developed and co-designed with our Aspie teens and Aspergers Victoria families. Our Minecraft Moderators are older teens and young adults from our AV community employed by AV as peers to help guide and support participants to build, remind what behaviour is appropriate and most importantly, have fun!


        Who can join the AspieLand server?

        • Children and teens aged 10-17 years
        • Beginner, intermediate and advanced players
        • Current AV members


        It's free to add your name to this Expression of Interest form, and you don't need to be a member for this.

        However, the program itself is a member benefit and is only open to AV members, so you will need to be a member to register for the program itself.

        You can find out more about becoming an AV member or you can join as an AV member today to access our members-only programs and so much more! 


        Do I need to add my name to the Expression of Interest if I've joined the AspieLand server in the past?

        If you've already joined the AspieLand server, all you need to do is to make sure that you have ticked Minecraft as an area of interest in your AV member profile. You can find instructions on how to do this in your most recent AspieLand email. If you need help with this, please email Jenni: admin@aspergersvic.org.au 


        When will the details of the 2022 program be announced, and how much will it cost?
        We're still finalising the details for the 2022 program, including the cost per participant, the session times and age groups, the start and end dates, and which moderators will be involved. 
        We hope to have these ready by early December. 


        What happens next?

        By adding your name to the Expression of Interest, you are signing up to receive updates as soon as the 2022 program is open for registration.  

        When we have the program details finalised, we will email everyone who has joined the AspieLand server in 2020 and 2021 as well as everyone who has added their name to this Expression of Interest. 

        As the AspieLand Term 4 Group 1 sold out completely, we recommend signing up as soon as you see that registrations are open to make sure you don't miss out.


        Who can I contact if I have other questions?

        You're welcome to read through our AspieLand Frequently Asked Questions, as we find this covers most of the most common questions about this program.

        If you still have questions about AV, about the event, or if you need assistance with registration, please contact Jenni

        Phone: 0480 385 710

        Email: admin@aspergersvic.org.au


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