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    • 20 Dec 2022
    • 31 Dec 2023
    • Hybrid of Online and Face to Face
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    Teens Work KnowHow Program 

    Expression of Interest 2023


    Thank you for your interest in our Aspergers Victoria Teens Work KnowHow Program.

    Aspergers Victoria believes that our early career experiences build our life foundations. It is our vision that this exciting program provides our community with a pathway to understand themselves, the world of work, and their job readiness. The program is delivered in a way that is positive, empowering, practical and geared towards individual learning styles.

    Participants in this program will leave with more career understanding, self-confidence and some useful tools to help them map out their own future in work.

    The program will include parent / guardian communication as well so you can support the participants' progress. This program is designed to align with the Department of Education and Training requirements for work experience.


    Who can join the program?

    • Individuals with Aspergers, autistic individuals, or other similar neurodivergent profiles (diagnosed, self-diagnosed, and self-identified are all welcome).
    • Teens and young people aged from 14 and 9 months to 21 years as of Monday 1 May, 2023.

    Participants must also be:

    • Enrolled in secondary education.
    • AV members (non-members are welcome to add their name to the Expression of Interest, but you will need to be a current paid AV member to participate in the program).
    • Able to participate independently (ie: without assistance from a parent / carer / support worker).


    Program content

    • The program comprises workshops, mock interviews, and a supported work experience placement.
    • Participants are matched with an AV job coach.
    • Workshops will be both online and in person (in person sessions will take place in metropolitan Melbourne).
    • Work experience placement will be with a host employer based in metropolitan Melbourne.


    Proposed program dates

    Round 1: Monday 17 April to Friday 14 July

    Round 2: Monday 17 July to Friday 6 October

    For information on the proposed dates for each round including workshops and placement week, please view our Teens Work KnowHow Program overview.

    NB: these are proposed dates and are subject to change.


    Is the program free?

    Courtesy of a generous ILC grant from the Department of Social Services, our Teens Work KnowHow program is free of charge for AV members.


    Why do I need to fill out this form?

    The information collected in this form assists us to determine interest and applicant suitability for the program. We will process applications and contact families in early 2023. 


    If you have any questions, please contact our Employment Project Manager, Charmain: programs@aspergersvic.org.au


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    Job Coaching Program

    Participant Application


    After a successful pilot program offering complimentary coaching to our community during COVID lockdown periods in 2020 and 2021, AV is excited to announce that applications are now open for our fee-for-service job coaching program.


    • If you are ready to apply for a space in our coaching program, please click the Register button and complete the application form.

    • If you are looking for general information about the coaching program, if you have questions about the coaching program, if you are interested in coaching but are not yet ready to apply, or if you are a parent / carer / support worker of a potential applicant, please visit the coaching page on the AV website and browse the resources we have available. We also invite you to add your name to the AV mailing list for coaching to be notified of upcoming coaching opportunities.


    Eligibility criteria

    • Coaching participants must be aged 18 or older.

    • We welcome applications from individuals with Aspergers, autistic individuals, and those with other similar neurodivergent profiles.

    • Application is open to members and non-members, however you will need to have a current AV membership to proceed with coaching beyond the initial discovery session. 

    • The application must be completed by the person who will be participating in the coaching program
      Note for parents, carers, and support workers: if you know someone who may be interested in coaching, you are welcome to share information about coaching with them, however we do ask that this application form is completed by the applicant themselves.


    Cost: $450 for three sessions with an AV Job Coach.

    (NDIS participants may be able to use plan funds to cover this fee.)


    What happens next?

    When you have successfully completed and submitted your application form, you will receive a email confirming that you have completed the form successfully. Your name and your responses will be shared with our coaching team. When a coaching space becomes available, we will contact you to arrange a discovery session with you.

    As we have received a lot of interest in this program, this may take some time, but we will do our best to contact you as soon as possible.


    For more information

    If you have further questions or feedback about this activity, 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.
    • Please note that our email inbox is not monitored outside business hours.


      AV Privacy Policy

      AV Event Terms & Conditions

      • 6 Feb 2023
      • 27 Mar 2023
      • 7 sessions
      • Online via Zoom
      Join waitlist


      D&D Term 1 2023
      Monday 5.30pm, 10-13y.o. (Group 1)



      Registrations open Tuesday 24 January.

      If you have questions before then,
      please email our AV admin team.


      The AV D&D program continues this term and your DMs and DMAs are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.


      Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


      (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


      New in Term 1 2023!
      In response to player feedback, we have introduced a number of new features, including DM biographies and a Campaign Profile for each group to help players make informed choices about which group they choose. Links for each document are below.

      • DM biography: includes some background information about your DM.
      • Campaign Profile: includes useful information about the campaign, including any house rules, the DM's style and approach to D&D, and more. It can help to clarify what players can expect in this group, particularly in the first session.
      We are also trialling Discord for D&D: please read the Player Registration Information for details.



      Register on this page for: Term 1, Monday 5.30pm, 10-13y.o. (Group 1)

      First session date: Monday 6 February

      Last session date: Monday 27 March

      Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

      Player eligibility: AV members aged 10-13 years

      Dungeon Master: Tarquin

      DM email: dnd4@aspergersvic.org.au

      DM biography for Tarquin

      Campaign profile: Group 1


      Cost

      $245 for 7 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin teamIf you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more.


      • For other D&D groups this term, please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.
      • NB: D&D sessions do not run on weekends, on public holidays, on Fridays leading into long weekends, or on the Monday before Cup Day.
      • Please choose your group carefully as we cannot accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


      AV Player Registration Information: please read this before registering

      • The AV D&D Player Registration Information includes important information about registering, changing groups, allowed character types, adult supervision for younger players, and a trial of Discord for all groups in Term 1 2023.
      • All players (and parents / carers where applicable) will need to agree to this as part of the registration process.
      • NB: By registering for this group, you confirm that you and / or your player have read, understood, and agree to the Player Registration Information.


      About character sheets

      • Players will be asked in registration if they would like to upload a character sheet / email a character sheet to the DM, if they need some help to create a character sheet, or if they need the DM to provide a pre-set character sheet.
      • Returning players need to provide an updated character sheet at least one week before the first session.
      • If a player has indicated that they need help, the DM will contact them via email before the first session.
      • For a list of accepted character source materials, please read the Campaign Profile for this group.
      • Homebrew / custom characters or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program.


      Important Player Documents


      Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


      For more information

      If you have questions or if you need assistance, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

      • The AV email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 



      AV Groups Way

      AV Privacy Policy

      AV Event Terms & Conditions

      • 7 Feb 2023
      • 28 Mar 2023
      • 8 sessions
      • Online via Zoom
      Join waitlist


      D&D Term 1 2023
      Tuesday 5.30pm, 10-13y.o. (Group 2)


      Update

      To allow our Dungeon Masters time to prepare the adventure and to assist all players with character sheets, registrations for this group will close on Wednesday 1 February at 4pm.

      If your player wishes to register after that time, please click the "Join Waitlist" option, complete the registration form, and we will contact you with further information.



      The AV D&D program continues this term and your DMs and DMAs are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.


      Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


      (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


      New in Term 1 2023!
      In response to player feedback, we have introduced a number of new features, including DM biographies and a Campaign Profile for each group to help players make informed choices about which group they choose. Links for each document are below.

      • DM biography: includes some background information about your DM.
      • Campaign Profile: includes useful information about the campaign, including any house rules, the DM's style and approach to D&D, and more. It can help to clarify what players can expect in this group, particularly in the first session.
      We are also trialling Discord for D&D: please read the Player Registration Information for details.



      Register on this page for: Term 1, Tuesday 5.30pm, 10-13y.o. (Group 2)

      First session date: Tuesday 7 February

      Last session date: Tuesday 28 March

      Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

      Player eligibility: AV members aged 10-13 years

      Dungeon Master: Jim

      DM email address: dnd7@aspergersvic.org.au

      DM biography for Jim

      Campaign profile: Group 2


      Cost

      $280 for 8 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin teamIf you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more.


      • For other D&D groups this term, please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.
      • NB: D&D sessions do not run on weekends, on public holidays, on Fridays leading into long weekends, or on the Monday before Cup Day.
      • Please choose your group carefully as we cannot accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


      AV Player Registration Information: please read this before registering

      • The AV D&D Player Registration Information includes important information about registering, changing groups, allowed character types, adult supervision for younger players, and a trial of Discord for all groups in Term 1 2023.
      • All players (and parents / carers where applicable) will need to agree to this as part of the registration process.
      • NB: By registering for this group, you confirm that you and / or your player have read, understood, and agree to the Player Registration Information.


      About character sheets

      • Players will be asked in registration if they would like to upload a character sheet / email a character sheet to the DM, if they need some help to create a character sheet, or if they need the DM to provide a pre-set character sheet.
      • Returning players need to provide an updated character sheet at least one week before the first session.
      • If a player has indicated that they need help, the DM will contact them via email before the first session.
      • For a list of accepted character source materials, please read the Campaign Profile for this group.
      • Homebrew / custom characters or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program.


      Important Player Documents


      Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


      For more information

      If you have questions or if you need assistance, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

      • The AV email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 



      AV Groups Way

      AV Privacy Policy

      AV Event Terms & Conditions

      • 8 Feb 2023
      • 29 Mar 2023
      • 8 sessions
      • Online via Zoom
      Join waitlist


      D&D Term 1 2023
      Wednesday 6.00pm, 14-17y.o. (Group 3)



      Registrations open Tuesday 24 January.

      If you have questions before then,
      please email our AV admin team.



      The AV D&D program continues this term and your DMs and DMAs are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.


      Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


      (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


      New in Term 1 2023!
      In response to player feedback, we have introduced a number of new features, including DM biographies and a Campaign Profile for each group to help players make informed choices about which group they choose. Links for each document are below.

      • DM biography: includes some background information about your DM.
      • Campaign Profile: includes useful information about the campaign, including any house rules, the DM's style and approach to D&D, and more. It can help to clarify what players can expect in this group, particularly in the first session.
      We are also trialling Discord for D&D: please read the Player Registration Information for details.



      Register on this page for: Term 1, Wednesday 6.00pm, 14-17y.o. (Group 3)

      First session date: Wednesday 8 February

      Last session date: Wednesday 29 March

      Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

      Player eligibility: AV members aged 14-17 years

      Dungeon Master: Cal

      DM email address: dnd1@aspergersvic.org.au

      DM biography for Cal

      Campaign profile: Group 3


      Cost

      $280 for 8 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin teamIf you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more.


      • For other D&D groups this term, please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.
      • NB: D&D sessions do not run on weekends, on public holidays, on Fridays leading into long weekends, or on the Monday before Cup Day.
      • Please choose your group carefully as we cannot accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


      AV Player Registration Information: please read this before registering

      • The AV D&D Player Registration Information includes important information about registering, changing groups, allowed character types, adult supervision for younger players, and a trial of Discord for all groups in Term 1 2023.
      • All players (and parents / carers where applicable) will need to agree to this as part of the registration process.
      • NB: By registering for this group, you confirm that you and / or your player have read, understood, and agree to the Player Registration Information.


      About character sheets

      • Players will be asked in registration if they would like to upload a character sheet / email a character sheet to the DM, if they need some help to create a character sheet, or if they need the DM to provide a pre-set character sheet.
      • Returning players need to provide an updated character sheet at least one week before the first session.
      • If a player has indicated that they need help, the DM will contact them via email before the first session.
      • For a list of accepted character source materials, please read the Campaign Profile for this group.
      • Homebrew / custom characters or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program.


      Important Player Documents


      Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


      For more information

      If you have questions or if you need assistance, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

      • The AV email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 



      AV Groups Way

      AV Privacy Policy

      AV Event Terms & Conditions

      • 8 Feb 2023
      • 29 Mar 2023
      • 8 sessions
      • Online via Zoom
      Join waitlist



      D&D Term 1 2023
      Wednesday 6.30pm, 18+ (Group 4)



      Registrations open Tuesday 24 January.

      If you have questions before then,
      please email our AV admin team.



      The AV D&D program continues this term, and your DMs and DMAs are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.


      Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


      (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


      New in Term 1 2023!
      In response to player feedback, we have introduced a number of new features, including DM biographies and a Campaign Profile for each group to help players make informed choices about which group they choose. Links for each document are below.

      • DM biography: includes some background information about your DM.
      • Campaign Profile: includes useful information about the campaign, including any house rules, the DM's style and approach to D&D, and more. It can help to clarify what players can expect in this group, particularly in the first session.
      We are also trialling Discord for D&D: please read the Player Registration Information for details.



        Register on this page for: Term 1, Wednesday 6.30pm, 18+ (Group 4)

        First session date: Wednesday 8 February

        Last session date: Wednesday 29 March

        Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

        Player eligibility: AV members aged 18 and older

        Dungeon Master: Fox

        DM email address: dnd5@aspergersvic.org.au

        DM biography for Fox

        Campaign profile: Group 4


        Cost

        $280 for 8 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin teamIf you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more.


        • For other D&D groups this term, please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.
        • NB: D&D sessions do not run on weekends, on public holidays, on Fridays leading into long weekends, or on the Monday before Cup Day.
        • Please choose your group carefully as we cannot accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


        AV Player Registration Information: please read this before registering

        • The AV D&D Player Registration Information includes important information about registering, changing groups, allowed character types, adult supervision for younger players, and a trial of Discord for all groups in Term 1 2023.
        • All players (and parents / carers where applicable) will need to agree to this as part of the registration process.
        • NB: By registering for this group, you confirm that you and / or your player have read, understood, and agree to the Player Registration Information.


        About character sheets

        • Players will be asked in registration if they would like to upload a character sheet / email a character sheet to the DM, if they need some help to create a character sheet, or if they need the DM to provide a pre-set character sheet.
        • Returning players need to provide an updated character sheet at least one week before the first session.
        • If a player has indicated that they need help, the DM will contact them via email before the first session.
        • For a list of accepted character source materials, please read the Campaign Profile for this group.
        • Homebrew / custom characters or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program.


        Important Player Documents


        Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


        For more information

        If you have questions or if you need assistance, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

        • The AV email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 



        AV Groups Way

        AV Privacy Policy

        AV Event Terms & Conditions

        • 8 Feb 2023
        • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
        • Online via Zoom
        Register


        Parents & Carers Group: February

        - 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.

        Note: from 2023, due to changes in our volunteer team's availability, this group meeting date has been moved to the second Wednesday evening of each month. The start and end time will remain the same.


        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 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 Feb 2023
          • 30 Mar 2023
          • 8 sessions
          • Online via Zoom
          Join waitlist


          D&D Term 1 2023
          Thursday 12.00pm, 10-17.y.o (Group 5)



          Update:

          As this group hasn't yet reached the minimum number of players to go ahead, we have switched registrations to waiting list only.

          If your player would like to join the group, please click "Join waitlist" to register and secure a space. AV admin will contact all registered players by Tuesday 7 February to provide an update.




          The AV D&D program continues this term and your DMs and DMAs are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.


          Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


          (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


          New in Term 1 2023!
          In response to player feedback, we have introduced a number of new features, including DM biographies and a Campaign Profile for each group to help players make informed choices about which group they choose. Links for each document are below.

          • DM biography: includes some background information about your DM.
          • Campaign Profile: includes useful information about the campaign, including any house rules, the DM's style and approach to D&D, and more. It can help to clarify what players can expect in this group, particularly in the first session.
          We are also trialling Discord for D&D: please read the Player Registration Information for details.



          Register on this page for: Term 1, Thursday 12.00pm, 10-17y.o. (Group 5)

          First session date: Thursday 9 February

          Last session date: Thursday 30 March

          Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

          Player eligibility: AV members aged 10-17 years

          Dungeon Master: Michael

          DM email address: dnd3@aspergersvic.org.au

          DM biography for Michael

          Campaign profile: Group 5


          Cost

          $280 for 8 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin teamIf you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more.


          • For other D&D groups this term, please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.
          • NB: D&D sessions do not run on weekends, on public holidays, on Fridays leading into long weekends, or on the Monday before Cup Day.
          • Please choose your group carefully as we cannot accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


          AV Player Registration Information: please read this before registering

          • The AV D&D Player Registration Information includes important information about registering, changing groups, allowed character types, adult supervision for younger players, and a trial of Discord for all groups in Term 1 2023.
          • All players (and parents / carers where applicable) will need to agree to this as part of the registration process.
          • NB: By registering for this group, you confirm that you and / or your player have read, understood, and agree to the Player Registration Information.


          About character sheets

          • Players will be asked in registration if they would like to upload a character sheet / email a character sheet to the DM, if they need some help to create a character sheet, or if they need the DM to provide a pre-set character sheet.
          • Returning players need to provide an updated character sheet at least one week before the first session.
          • If a player has indicated that they need help, the DM will contact them via email before the first session.
          • For a list of accepted character source materials, please read the Campaign Profile for this group.
          • Homebrew / custom characters or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program.


          Important Player Documents


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For more information

          If you have questions or if you need assistance, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

          • The AV email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 



          AV Groups Way

          AV Privacy Policy

          AV Event Terms & Conditions

          • 9 Feb 2023
          • 30 Mar 2023
          • 8 sessions
          • Online via Zoom
          Join waitlist


          D&D Term 1 2023
          Thursday 6.00pm, 14-17.y.o (Group 6)



          Registrations open Tuesday 24 January.

          If you have questions before then,
          please email our AV admin team.



          The AV D&D program continues this term and your DMs and DMAs are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.


          Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


          (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


          New in Term 1 2023!
          In response to player feedback, we have introduced a number of new features, including DM biographies and a Campaign Profile for each group to help players make informed choices about which group they choose. Links for each document are below.

          • DM biography: includes some background information about your DM.
          • Campaign Profile: includes useful information about the campaign, including any house rules, the DM's style and approach to D&D, and more. It can help to clarify what players can expect in this group, particularly in the first session.
          We are also trialling Discord for D&D: please read the Player Registration Information for details.



          Register on this page for: Term 1, Thursday 6.00pm, 14-17y.o. (Group 6)

          First session date: Thursday 9 February

          Last session date: Thursday 30 March

          Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

          Player eligibility: AV members aged 14-17 years

          Dungeon Master: Doyle

          DM email address: dnd8@aspergersvic.org.au

          DM biography for Doyle

          Campaign profile: Group 6


          Cost

          $280 for 8 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin teamIf you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more.


          • For other D&D groups this term, please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.
          • NB: D&D sessions do not run on weekends, on public holidays, on Fridays leading into long weekends, or on the Monday before Cup Day.
          • Please choose your group carefully as we cannot accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


          AV Player Registration Information: please read this before registering

          • The AV D&D Player Registration Information includes important information about registering, changing groups, allowed character types, adult supervision for younger players, and a trial of Discord for all groups in Term 1 2023.
          • All players (and parents / carers where applicable) will need to agree to this as part of the registration process.
          • NB: By registering for this group, you confirm that you and / or your player have read, understood, and agree to the Player Registration Information.


          About character sheets

          • Players will be asked in registration if they would like to upload a character sheet / email a character sheet to the DM, if they need some help to create a character sheet, or if they need the DM to provide a pre-set character sheet.
          • Returning players need to provide an updated character sheet at least one week before the first session.
          • If a player has indicated that they need help, the DM will contact them via email before the first session.
          • For a list of accepted character source materials, please read the Campaign Profile for this group.
          • Homebrew / custom characters or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program.


          Important Player Documents


          Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


          For more information

          If you have questions or if you need assistance, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

          • The AV email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 



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          • 10 Feb 2023
          • 31 Mar 2023
          • 7 sessions
          • Online via Zoom
          Join waitlist



          D&D Term 1 2023
          Friday 6.00pm, 18+ (Group 7)



          Registrations open Tuesday 24 January.

          If you have questions before then,
          please email our AV admin team.



          The AV D&D program continues this term, and your DMs and DMAs are excited for you to join them on more adventures with your questing group, while also making friends, exploring your creativity, connecting with others in our community, and having fun.


          Each session runs for three hours, providing fun and social connection for our players and meaningful ongoing employment opportunities for our community. 


          (For further information about the AV D&D program, please visit the D&D page on the AV website.)


          New in Term 1 2023!
          In response to player feedback, we have introduced a number of new features, including DM biographies and a Campaign Profile for each group to help players make informed choices about which group they choose. Links for each document are below.

          • DM biography: includes some background information about your DM.
          • Campaign Profile: includes useful information about the campaign, including any house rules, the DM's style and approach to D&D, and more. It can help to clarify what players can expect in this group, particularly in the first session.
          We are also trialling Discord for D&D: please read the Player Registration Information for details.



            Register on this page for: Term 1, Friday 6.00pm, 18+ (Group 7)

            First session date: Friday 10 February

            Last session date: Friday 31 March

            Each session: 3 hours (with breaks)

            Player eligibility: AV members aged 18 and older

            Dungeon Master: Tarquin

            DM email address: dnd7@aspergersvic.org.au

            DM biography for Tarquin

            Campaign profile: Group 7


            Cost

            $245 for 7 sessions. If cost is a barrier, please email our AV admin teamIf you are not yet an AV member, join as an AV member today to access this members-only program and so much more.


            • For other D&D groups this term, please visit the D&D program page on the AV website to view all group days and times for this term.
            • NB: D&D sessions do not run on weekends, on public holidays, on Fridays leading into long weekends, or on the Monday before Cup Day.
            • Please choose your group carefully as we cannot accommodate player requests to change groups after registration.


            AV Player Registration Information: please read this before registering

            • The AV D&D Player Registration Information includes important information about registering, changing groups, allowed character types, adult supervision for younger players, and a trial of Discord for all groups in Term 1 2023.
            • All players (and parents / carers where applicable) will need to agree to this as part of the registration process.
            • NB: By registering for this group, you confirm that you and / or your player have read, understood, and agree to the Player Registration Information.


            About character sheets

            • Players will be asked in registration if they would like to upload a character sheet / email a character sheet to the DM, if they need some help to create a character sheet, or if they need the DM to provide a pre-set character sheet.
            • Returning players need to provide an updated character sheet at least one week before the first session.
            • If a player has indicated that they need help, the DM will contact them via email before the first session.
            • For a list of accepted character source materials, please read the Campaign Profile for this group.
            • Homebrew / custom characters or monster-race characters cannot be accommodated in AV's D&D program.


            Important Player Documents


            Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


            For more information

            If you have questions or if you need assistance, 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 for an hour before the activity start time and for the first hour of the activity.

            • The AV email inbox is not monitored outside business hours. 



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            • 16 Feb 2023
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
            • 10
            Register


            Adults Group: February

            - 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.


            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: $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 Jenni.


            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 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

            • 21 Feb 2023
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register


            Adults Group: February

            - 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

            • 23 Feb 2023
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
            • 7
            Register


            Young Adults Group: February

            - 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.


            In February, we are returning to Power Neighbourhood House for a barbecue. Please add your dietary requirements in the registration form.


            This activity is likely to be fully booked with a long waiting list. We're very much looking forward to seeing everyone, however if something comes up and you can no longer attend, please make sure you cancel your registration so someone else can attend.


            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

            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.

            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

            • 2 Mar 2023
            • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
            • Online via Zoom
            Register

            Partners Group: March

            - online 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 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



              • 4 Mar 2023
              • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
              • Online via Zoom
              Register



              Women & Non-Binary Folk Group: March

              - 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 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

                  • 8 Mar 2023
                  • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                  • Online via Zoom
                  Register


                  Parents & Carers Group: March

                  - 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.

                  Note: from 2023, due to changes in our volunteer team's availability, this group meeting date has been moved to the second Wednesday evening of each month. The start and end time will remain the same.


                  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

                    • 16 Mar 2023
                    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                    • Power Neighbourhood House - 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood
                    • 24
                    Register


                    Adults Group: March

                    - 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.


                    As Colin is on holiday for a few weeks in March, our Young Adults Group Leader, Matthew, will be facilitating the Adults Group activities for March.


                    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 Jenni.


                    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 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

                    • 21 Mar 2023
                    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                    • Online via Zoom
                    Register


                    Adults Group: March

                    - 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.


                    As Colin is on holiday for a few weeks in March, our Young Adults Group Leader, Matthew, will be facilitating the Adults Group activities for March.


                    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 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

                    • 23 Mar 2023
                    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
                    • Online via Zoom
                    Register



                    Young Adults Group: March

                    - 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

                    • 30 Mar 2023
                    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
                    • Online via Zoom
                    • 2
                    Register


                    Book Club: March


                    About the AV Book Club

                    If you enjoy reading fiction and would like to have an incentive to read more, expand your reading list, and to meet with others to share your thoughts and insights and to hear others' perspectives, consider joining the AV Book Club for your next literary adventure. We read and discuss work by autistic authors as well as non-autistic authors.


                    This month, we will discuss Ten Steps to Nanette, by Hannah Gadsby.


                    'There is nothing stronger than a broken woman who has rebuilt herself.' – Hannah Gadsby, Nanette


                    Gadsby's unique stand-up special Nanette was a viral success that left audiences captivated by her

                    blistering honesty and her ability to create both tension and laughter in a single moment. But while her worldwide fame might have looked like an overnight sensation, her path from open mic to the

                    global stage was hard-fought and anything but linear.


                    Ten Steps to Nanette traces Gadsby's growth as a queer person from Tasmania-where homosexuality was illegal until 1997-to her ever-evolving relationship with comedy, to her struggle with late-in-life diagnoses of autism and ADHD, and finally to the backbone of Nanette - the renouncement of self-deprecation, the rejection of misogyny, and the moral significance of truth-telling. Equal parts harrowing and hilarious, Ten Steps to Nanette continues Gadsby's tradition of confounding expectations and norms, properly introducing us to one of the most explosive, formative voices of our time.



                    Cost: FREE for AV 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 cost is a barrier, please contact Jenni.


                    All attendees must register before attending an AV activity.

                    For online activities, you will need to register to receive the Zoom meeting link.


                    Community Guides (step by step information to support our community)


                    For 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 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.



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                    AV Privacy Policy

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