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Young Adults

If you are a young adult with Aspergers aged 18 to 35 years having left school, then this group may suit your needs. Meetings are held in the Eastern suburbs on the 4th Thursday of the month, February to November except public holidays.  Occasional social outings are arranged from this group.  Meet other young adults, participate in discussions that determine your own life, and listen to the occasional speaker in a friendly inclusive environment.  

Parents and carers do not attend this group, and are welcome to attend the Parents & Carers of Young Adults Group.  

Young Adults with lived experience run all meetings, and will welcome new attendees.  It is expected that group members independently manage their own email to and from the Young Adults group.

Contact the Young Adults co-ordinator if you have any questions, or register for a session.

Please note that AV Groups do not provide professional advice, medical advice, counselling, crisis management or case management.  You can find support through our professionals directory or through a number of organisations that do offer crisis support.

Upcoming Group Meetings

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    Adults Hub: Online / Phone Social Night - "Welcome to the New Year"




    This group is for our older Adult peer group attendees.  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.)


    The Adults Group is currently meeting online via Zoom due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place in Melbourne, Victoria. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the meetings.


    Feel free to drop in at any time through the 7.30pm to 9.30pm indicated timeslot.

    The meeting will be facilitated by the Group Leader, Colin. You can contact him via asadults@aspergersvic.org.au.


    Cost: FREE this month, courtesy of a COVID-19 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. You need to register to access the Zoom link. You will receive a registration confirmation email containing the link and meeting details.


    What is Zoom?

    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 phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


    For more information: contact Jenni (AV Admin) - admin@aspergersvic.org.au

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Online via Zoom.
    Register

    Parents & Carers Community Connection: Online Discussion




    This is an online peer support meeting open to all parents/carers of Aspergers / autistic children, teens or adults. We are currently meeting online via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. Depending on the size of the group and their preference, we can create separate discussion groups on the night as needed.  We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the meetings.


    The session is facilitated by our Parents & Carers Team


    Cost: FREE this month, courtesy of a COVID-19 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. You need to register to access the Zoom link. After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email containing the link and meeting details.


    What is Zoom?

    Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline telephone or smart phone. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)

    For more information: contact Jenni (AV Admin) via admin@aspergersvic.org.au 

      • 28 Jan 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
      • Online via Zoom
      • 61
      Register

      Young Adults Hub: Online Peer Discussion

      Chat & play online games



      Our Young Adults group is a great place for Aspergers / autistic (level 1-2) 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.


      We are currently meeting online via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the meetings. You are welcome to have your video and microphone on or off if you prefer, and you can also participate in the meeting via Zoom's text-based chat function.


      The meeting will be facilitated by the Young Adult mentor team:

      • Callan, Sunny, Eleanor & Tim - Volunteer Mentors
      • Lyndel Kennedy - Young Adults Co-Facilitator


      Cost: FREE this month, courtesy of a COVID-19 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. You need to register to access the Zoom link. After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email containing the link and meeting details.


        What is Zoom?

        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 smart phone. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


        For more information, contact admin@aspergersvic.org.au

        • 5 Feb 2021
        • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
        • Online via Discord (Teens) & Zoom (Parents)
        • 80
        Register

        Teens Hub: Online Peer Meeting Teens on Discord, Parents on Zoom


        Our Teens group is for Aspergers / autistic (level 1-2) teens to meet and hang out to play games or chat, while their parents/carers meet in another room to create social connection, chat about their experiences, share ideas and advice, and support each other. 

        Both groups have moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne. The Teens meet via Discord, and the Parents/Carers meet via Zoom. We have provided links to more information about both programs and how to access the meetings below. Teens and parents are welcome to participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable, and you can have your video and microphone off if you prefer.

        Please note that each teen must be accompanied by a parent also attending, and you will be asked to confirm that your Teen agrees to the Teens Discord Code of Conduct in order to register for the meeting. 


        The Teens Mentor Team:

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


        The Teens Parents/Carers Mentor Team:

        • Tamsin and Rachel - Volunteer Mentors


        Cost: FREE again this month, courtesy of a COVID-19 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. You need to register to access the Zoom and Discord links. After registering, you will receive a registration confirmation email containing the link and meeting details for Discord and Zoom.


        What is Zoom?

        Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


        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. 


        For more information contact teens@aspergersvic.org.au or admin@aspergersvic.org.au

        • 13 Feb 2021
        • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
        • Online via Zoom
        Register

        Women-identifying & NB folk Online Get-together



        Our Inclusive Women's & NB Group is a great place to connect with other Aspergers/autistic women and NB folk to chat about how we've been managing, 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!


        We are currently meeting online via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions in place in Melbourne, Victoria. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the meetings.


        Cost: FREE this month, courtesy of a COVID-19 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. You need to register to access the Zoom link. After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email containing the link and meeting details.


        What is Zoom?

        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 phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)

        For more information, email admin@aspergersvic.org.au.

        • 18 Feb 2021
        • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
        • Online via Zoom
        Register

        Adults Hub: Online / Phone Social Night - Topic To Be Advised




        This group is for our older Adult peer group attendees.  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.)


        The Adults Group is currently meeting online via Zoom due to current COVID-19 restrictions in place in Melbourne, Victoria. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the meetings.

        Feel free to drop in at any time through the 7.30pm to 9.30pm indicated timeslot.

        The meeting will be facilitated by the Group Leader, Colin. You can contact him via asadults@aspergersvic.org.au.


        Cost: FREE this month, courtesy of a COVID-19 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. You need to register to access the Zoom link. You will receive a registration confirmation email containing the link and meeting details.


        What is Zoom?

        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 phone (landline or smart phone). Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf)


        For more information: contact Jenni (AV Admin) - admin@aspergersvic.org.au

      Previous Group Meetings

      16 Jan 2021 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      17 Dec 2020 Online Parents & Carers Community Connection
      17 Dec 2020 Adults Hub: Festive Season Social Night
      17 Dec 2020 Young Adults Hub
      12 Dec 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      4 Dec 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      26 Nov 2020 Online Parents & Carers Community Connection
      26 Nov 2020 Young Adults Hub
      21 Nov 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      19 Nov 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      6 Nov 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      29 Oct 2020 Adults Hub: Online / Phone Social Night
      29 Oct 2020 Online Parents & Carers Community Connection
      22 Oct 2020 Young Adults Hub
      17 Oct 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      15 Oct 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      3 Oct 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      2 Oct 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      24 Sep 2020 Online Parents & Carers Community Connection
      24 Sep 2020 Young Adults Hub
      19 Sep 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      17 Sep 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      4 Sep 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      27 Aug 2020 Young Adults Hub
      20 Aug 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      15 Aug 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      12 Aug 2020 Online Parents & Carers Community Connection
      7 Aug 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      30 Jul 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      23 Jul 2020 Young Adults Hub
      18 Jul 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      16 Jul 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      15 Jul 2020 Online Parents & Carers Community Connection
      10 Jul 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      25 Jun 2020 Young Adults Hub
      20 Jun 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      18 Jun 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      17 Jun 2020 Online Parents & Carers of Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      5 Jun 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      3 Jun 2020 Online Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      28 May 2020 Young Adults Hub
      21 May 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      20 May 2020 Online Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      16 May 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      14 May 2020 Young Adults Hub
      6 May 2020 Online Parents & Carers of Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      1 May 2020 Teens Hub: Concurrent Online Discord Games & Zoom Parents Discussion
      23 Apr 2020 Young Adults Hub
      22 Apr 2020 Online Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      18 Apr 2020 Online Inclusive Women's Get-together
      16 Apr 2020 Adults Hub: Online/Phone Peer Meeting Discussion
      6 Apr 2020 Online Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      3 Apr 2020 Teens Hub: Discord & Zoom Concurrent Online Peer Discussion
      27 Mar 2020 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      26 Mar 2020 Young Adults Hub
      21 Mar 2020 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      19 Mar 2020 Adults Meet-Up
      18 Mar 2020 Online Peer Discussion regarding COVID-19 Uncertainty
      9 Mar 2020 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      6 Mar 2020 Teens Hub: BBQ, Fire Pit & Board Games Night
      6 Mar 2020 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      5 Mar 2020 Partners Peer Support Group
      28 Feb 2020 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      27 Feb 2020 Young Adults Hub
      20 Feb 2020 Adults Meet-Up
      15 Feb 2020 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      10 Feb 2020 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      7 Feb 2020 Teens Meetup: Barefoot/Socks Lawn Bowls Night
      7 Feb 2020 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      6 Feb 2020 Partners Peer Support Group
      30 Jan 2020 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
      19 Dec 2019 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
      9 Dec 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      6 Dec 2019 Teens Meetup: Gift making, Pizza & Board Games Night
      6 Dec 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      5 Dec 2019 Partners Peer Support Group
      5 Dec 2019 Volunteers & Staff End of Year Celebration Dinner
      28 Nov 2019 Young Adults Hub
      22 Nov 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      21 Nov 2019 Adults Meet-Up
      17 Nov 2019 Annual General Meeting & Celebration
      16 Nov 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      15 Nov 2019 Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
      11 Nov 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      7 Nov 2019 Partners Peer Support Group
      1 Nov 2019 Teens Meetup: Indoor Rock Climbing Night
      31 Oct 2019 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
      27 Oct 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group - Term 4 2019
      25 Oct 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      24 Oct 2019 Young Adults Meetup
      19 Oct 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      18 Oct 2019 Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
      17 Oct 2019 Adults Meet-Up
      14 Oct 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      8 Oct 2019 Adults & Young Adults Melbourne Observatory Social Night
      4 Oct 2019 Teens Meetup: Drumming Workshop & Games Night
      3 Oct 2019 Partners Peer Support Group
      29 Sep 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      26 Sep 2019 Young Adults Hub
      21 Sep 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      20 Sep 2019 Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
      19 Sep 2019 Adults Meet-Up
      17 Sep 2019 Develop Your Social Skills Toolkit -Young Adults Module 1
      15 Sep 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      11 Sep 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      6 Sep 2019 Teens Hub: BBQ, Fire Pit & Board Games Night
      6 Sep 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      5 Sep 2019 Partners Meet-Up
      1 Sep 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      29 Aug 2019 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
      23 Aug 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      22 Aug 2019 Young Adults Hub
      18 Aug 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      17 Aug 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      16 Aug 2019 Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
      15 Aug 2019 Adult Meet-Up
      14 Aug 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      4 Aug 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      2 Aug 2019 Teens Hub: BBQ, Fire Pit & Board Games Night
      2 Aug 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      1 Aug 2019 Partners Meet-Up
      26 Jul 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      25 Jul 2019 Young Adults Hub
      21 Jul 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      20 Jul 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      19 Jul 2019 Social Butterflies: Inclusive Girls' Gathering
      18 Jul 2019 Adult Meet-Up
      7 Jul 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      4 Jul 2019 Partners Meet-Up
      28 Jun 2019 Teens Hub
      28 Jun 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      27 Jun 2019 Young Adults Hub
      23 Jun 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      21 Jun 2019 Social Butterflies Gathering
      20 Jun 2019 Adult Meet-Up
      15 Jun 2019 Inclusive Women's Get-together
      9 Jun 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      7 Jun 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      6 Jun 2019 Partners Meet-Up
      30 May 2019 AS Adults Social Night Meeting
      26 May 2019 Dungeons & Dragons Group
      24 May 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
      24 May 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      23 May 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      18 May 2019 Womens Group
      16 May 2019 AS Adults Group Meeting
      12 May 2019 Dungeons & Dragons
      10 May 2019 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
      3 May 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
      3 May 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      2 May 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      2 May 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      27 Apr 2019 Gener8 (meet-up group for 25 to 45 year olds)
      26 Apr 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      20 Apr 2019 Womens Group
      18 Apr 2019 AS Adults Social Group Meeting
      5 Apr 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      4 Apr 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      28 Mar 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      22 Mar 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
      22 Mar 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      21 Mar 2019 AS Adults Social Group Meeting
      16 Mar 2019 Womens Group
      7 Mar 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      1 Mar 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      28 Feb 2019 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      22 Feb 2019 Teens Peer Group Meeting
      22 Feb 2019 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      21 Feb 2019 AS Adults Social Group Meeting
      16 Feb 2019 Womens Group
      15 Feb 2019 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
      7 Feb 2019 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      1 Feb 2019 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      7 Dec 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      6 Dec 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      29 Nov 2018 AS Adults End of Year Social Group Meeting
      23 Nov 2018 Teens Peer Group Meeting
      23 Nov 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      22 Nov 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      21 Nov 2018 Annual General Meeting & Celebration
      19 Nov 2018 AV Adult Women's 20+ Group
      16 Nov 2018 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
      15 Nov 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      10 Nov 2018 Adults in Their Thirties Social Network
      2 Nov 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      1 Nov 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      26 Oct 2018 Teens & Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      26 Oct 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      25 Oct 2018 AV Young Adults Mini Peer Group Meeting
      18 Oct 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      12 Oct 2018 Adults in Their Thirties Social Network
      4 Oct 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      28 Sep 2018 Teens Peer Group Meeting
      27 Sep 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      20 Sep 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      18 Sep 2018 Jobs for People with Aspergers
      14 Sep 2018 Teen Girls Peer Mentor Group
      7 Sep 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      30 Aug 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      24 Aug 2018 Teens Peer Group Meeting
      24 Aug 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      23 Aug 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      16 Aug 2018 AS Adults August Social Night
      3 Aug 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      2 Aug 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      27 Jul 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
      26 Jul 2018 Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      19 Jul 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      5 Jul 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      28 Jun 2018 AV Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      22 Jun 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
      22 Jun 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      21 Jun 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      7 Jun 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      1 Jun 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      25 May 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
      24 May 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      17 May 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      4 May 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      3 May 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      27 Apr 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
      26 Apr 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      19 Apr 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      5 Apr 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      23 Mar 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
      23 Mar 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      22 Mar 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      15 Mar 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      2 Mar 2018 Eastern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      1 Mar 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting
      23 Feb 2018 AsperTeens Peer Group Meeting
      23 Feb 2018 Southern Parents & Carers Peer Group Meeting
      22 Feb 2018 AS Young Adults Peer Group Meeting
      15 Feb 2018 AS Adults Peer Group Meeting
      1 Feb 2018 Partners Peer Group Meeting


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