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    • 1 Dec 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East
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    Young Adults Hub: December

    - in person meeting


    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.


    As the November meeting is so late in the month and as the December meeting will be during AV's end of year closure period, we are combining the two and going out for a group dinner. We are going to the Pancake Parlour in Malvern. 


    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 - 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: $5 for 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.


    Venue Information

    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.


    We have reserved seating for up to 40 people in the private function room where we will be able to control the sound level a little.

    You will be able to order from the full menu (including savoury, sweet and vegan options) and pay individually at the bar as you order.

    There is no minimum spend requirement. 


    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 starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


    AV Privacy Policy

    AV Event T&Cs

    • 3 Dec 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register



    Women & Non-Binary Folk Group: December

    - online meeting


    About our Group

    Our Women's & Non-Binary 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 Group or our Young Adults Group, or all three!


    This session is facilitated by our Women's & 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.


    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 starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


        AV Privacy Policy

        AV Event T&Cs

        • 8 Dec 2022
        • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        Register


        Parents & Carers Group: December

        - online meeting


        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.


        About our Group Leaders

        Our Online Parents & Carers Group Leaders are Jenny, Toni, 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 starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


        AV Privacy Policy

        AV Event Terms & Conditions

          • 9 Dec 2022
          • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
          • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
          • 6
          Register

          Teens Group: December

          - in person meeting (games night)


          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, Jack D, Sunny - Volunteer Mentors


          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.


          To register your teen and their accompanying adult

          - Please enter the name of the parent or carer accompanying your teen at the start of the registration process.

          - Please enter your teen's details where requested in the registration form.

          The registration form will ask you for the name and age of your teen. It will also ask you for the contact phone number of the parent or carer attending with the teen.

          If you need assistance or if you have more than one teen attending, please contact our AV admin team before registering.


          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 starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


          Privacy Policy

          AV Event Terms & Conditions

          • 15 Dec 2022
          • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Balaclava Hotel - 123 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East
          • 11
          Register


          Adults Group: December

          - in person meeting


          About the Adults Group

          Our Adults Group is for older members of the Aspergers autistic community and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles. It is more suitable for those who are aged 35 years and over, although younger adults are welcome to join in. (Young adults may prefer to attend our Young Adults group meetings as well as or instead of this group.)

          As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.


          In December, we are having a social night out at the Balaclava Hotel. The start time is a little earlier to allow attendees to order and enjoy a meal, and we have included a link to the menu below.


          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 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

          Balaclava Hotel - 123 Carlisle Street, St Kilda East

          Balaclava Hotel

          Balaclava Hotel on Google Maps

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

          Parking: some street parking.

          Menu


          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 starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 15 Dec 2022
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Pancake Parlour - 682 Warrigal Rd, Malvern East
          • 13
          Register

          Partners Group: December

          - 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.

          For the last gathering of the year, we're going to the Pancake Parlour in Malvern for a group dinner.


          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: $5 for 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.


          Venue Information

          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.


          We have reserved seating for up to 20 people. 
          You will be able to order from the full menu (including savoury, sweet and vegan options) and pay individually at the bar as you order.

          There is no minimum spend requirement.


          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 starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


          Privacy Policy

          AV Event Terms & Conditions

          • 20 Dec 2022
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register


          Adults Group: December

          - 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.)

          As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.

          This meeting will be online via Zoom. We have included more information about Zoom and how to access the meeting below.


          About our Group Leaders

          This session is facilitated by the Adults Group Leader, Colin.

          All AV volunteer group leaders are peers of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


          Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members. FREE for holders of a +Groups Membership and first-time attendees.

          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 starting an hour before the activity start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs

          • 19 Jan 2023
          • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
          • Online via Zoom
          Register



          Young Adults Group: January

          - 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 - 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 start time until the scheduled activity end time.

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


          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event T&Cs


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