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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

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Avenue, Blackburn Vic 3130
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    Adults Peer Group Meeting 

    Thursday, 20th September, 2018


    Come along and join us for a relaxing get together with like-minded adults discussing topics of interest.

    This event is for Adults Peer Group attendees only.  It may be most suitable for those who are aged 30 years and over, although younger adults may still attend if they wish to.  (Young adults may prefer to attend the Young Adults meetings for those aged 18-35 years).


    Time:
     
    7:30 - 9:30 pm - Doors open for registration at 7:30pm and close at 10 p.m.

     
    Topic:
    "Diagnosing NT
    A chance to 
    have a bit of fun and at the same time discuss useful strategies for more successful socialising.

    Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new attendees. 

    This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. However you are welcome to attend one meeting before joining.

    This page is for booking places only.

    Please Note

    • Bookings close at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 19th September, 2018.
    • If you have any further queries about the booking procedures or have missed the booking deadline, please email admin@aspergersvic.org.au 

    Contact Details:  Colin Pickthall asadults@aspergersvic.org.au

    Getting There:  The Nerve Centre is located near the Blackburn Railway station.  Approx 5 minutes walk. There is also plenty of car parking, in nearby streets and in the Nerve Centre car park in the evenings. 

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • The Ms Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Rd, Blackburn Vic 3130
    • 28
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    Young Adults Peer Group Meeting 

    Thursday, 27 September, 2018, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

    Trivia Night


    Come along and join the young adults in a night of fun and laughter with questions that only Aspies can answer!  There will be prizes for your effort and participation and even if you win!!  

    • This event is for Young Adults Peer Group attendees only, who are between the ages of 18-35 years (18 yr olds must be no longer attending secondary school).  
    • It is fine for parent/friend to drop off attendees, however only the Young Adult is allowed in to the meeting room, it is a parent/carer-free zone.   New attendees will be made to feel comfortable and welcome by our peer leaders and build their independence. 
    Time:  7:30 - 9:30 pm - Doors open for registration at 7:10 pm and close    at 10 pm.

     
    Activity:
    Trivia Night

     
    What to Bring:

    Your knowledge of music, film, sport, science, history and politics! 

    Don’t worry if you haven’t any because most of the questions just need Aspie logic to get the right answer!!


    What Happens on the Night?

    • Attendees arrive and check in at the door.  Doors will be open from 7.10 pm.
    • Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run the all meetings and will welcome you and answer any question you may have (especially if you're new).  
    • At 7.30 the group will gather for the discussion.  
    • At around 9 p.m., the group will finish up their session and enjoy some refreshments together (e.g. cup of tea/coffee/water and biscuits).
    • Around 9:30 p.m. the meeting packs up and everyone heads home soon after. 

    This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. However you are welcome to attend one meeting to try before joining. We welcome your feedback.

    Getting There:  If driving, free parking is available on site or in surrounding streets.  By Public Trasport:  Take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn, or various bus routes service the station. The Nerve Centre is a few minutes walk up Chapel Street (Blackburn Rd) to corner of Station St/Blackburn Rd. 

    This page is for booking places to this event only.

    Please Note

    • Bookings close at 7:30 pm on Wednesday 26th September
    • If you have any further queries about the booking procedures or have missed the booking deadline, please contact us on email address below.

    Contact Details:  Young Adults Team youngadults@aspergersvic.org.au

    Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au 0412 113 105.

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Nerve Centre, 54 Railway Ave, Blackburn Vic 3130
    • 43
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    CREATIVE & GAMES NIGHT

    Friday, 28th September 2018, 7 pm


    Come and join the Teens in a night of cupcake/biscuit decorating and video/board games.

    This is a popular monthly group, for secondary students aged between 13 to 18 years, assisted by our peer mentors, while parents and carers get to catch up nearby. 

    AV teens is also in the process of making their own banner for events. We would like all our teens to contribute to this mammoth task by adding their own personal drawing, diagram, words to this banner. Art materials and stencils will be available on the night for you to decorate our banner of your choice. Or you could just bring along your own favourite piece of art work, cartoon, graphic or writings which you would like to contribute to the creation.

    Our young adult leaders Callan, Sunny, Veronica, Shadia and Ellen encourage the new teens on the night,  while our parent leaders support and welcome everyone to the group. Please don't forget to sign-in on arrival. Parents need to remain at the venue just in a different area. 

    Costs:   Free (to members of Aspergers Victoria, or first-time attendees)


    Time:
     
    7:00 - 9:00 pm


    Activity for Teens:
    • Cupcake/biscuit decorating; 
    • Video or board games
    • Teens events banner design contributions
    What to Bring:
    • Ideas and contributions for events banner
    • Maybe a strategy game your teen loves to play 
    AV will provide paper, pencils, textas etc. 

    Aspergers Victoria volunteers with lived experience run all meetings and welcome new families. All group leaders have a Working With Children Check.  Refer to our Groups page for more information. 

    Our teen attendees should be able function independently in the group setting, with no carers in the Teen group.  Our Teen group and peer leaders are very encouraging and welcoming with their peers. Please introduce any new teens to our Leaders on the night. 

    This group is for Aspergers Victoria members only. If you are not a member you can come try the group and then join Aspergers Victoria at https://aspergersvic.org.au/join-us

    Please Note

    • A parent or carer is required to stay on the premises.  You are invited to join the other parents to catch up on your month in another area nearby.
    • We would welcome a tax deductible donation to support further training of our peer leaders and other volunteers.

    Getting There:   The Nerve Centre is the MS Australia building. There is free car parking outside the venue and in surrounding streets.  If taking public transport, take the Lilydale or Belgrave line train to Blackburn Station.

    Contact Details:    Gayle Vermont, Groups Co-Ordinator, groups@aspergersvic.org.au

    0412 113 105.

    • 4 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Eastern Suburbs

    Our AV Partners Support Group Meetings are for adults who have (or have had) partners on the autism spectrum.  Couples may be formally diagnosed or not; co-habiting or not. 

    These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information.

    The group also often organises enjoyable in-house activities. 

    If you are interested in attending this group, please contact the leader to find out more at partners@aspergersvic.org.au or our groups assistant at admin@aspergersvic.org.au

     


    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Eastern Suburbs

    Our AV Partners Support Group Meetings are for adults who have (or have had) partners on the autism spectrum.  Couples may be formally diagnosed or not; co-habiting or not. 

    These meetings allow us to share experiences, offer peer support & gain information.

    The group also often organises enjoyable in-house activities. 

    If you are interested in attending this group, please contact the leader to find out more at partners@aspergersvic.org.au or our groups assistant at admin@aspergersvic.org.au

     


    • 2 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
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    This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism) to meet, share their experiences and support each other. 

    We have a range of parents who attend, who have children of varying ages from toddlers through to young adults. The group is structured/facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. 

    Some months are focused on a topic of interest. Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

    • 7 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Salvation Army hall, rear of 45-53 Wantirna Rd, Ringwood Vic 3134
    • 50
    Register

    This group is a place for Parents, Grandparents and Carers (of a person with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism) to meet, share their experiences and support each other. 

    We have a range of parents who attend, who have children of varying ages from toddlers through to young adults. The group is structured/facilitated to allow opportunity for all attendees to talk if they wish. 

    Some months are focused on a topic of interest. Attendance varies from month to month, and it's great to talk to others who have been through similar challenges. 

Previous Group Meetings

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
31 Aug 2018 Adults in Their Thirties Social Network
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

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