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Adults Group

Are you an adult aged 18 years or older who has Aspergers, is autistic, or who has another similar neurodivergent profile?

Are you looking for a group of peers who share your experience who you can meet, chat to, exchange stories, advice, and experiences, and connect with?

Then our Adults Group may be what you're looking for!


Who is this group for?

Our Adults Group is for older members of the AV community. It is more suitable for those aged 35 and older, however younger adults are most welcome to join in. We welcome adults at all stages of the diagnostic journey, including those who self-identify. As this is a parent/carer-free zone, we invite any parents or carers to join our separate Parents & Carers Group.


When and where does this group meet?

The Adults Group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Our in person meetings are usually at a community centre in the Ashwood area in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Our online meetings are held via Zoom.

As COVID is continuing to affect all of AV's group meetings, please check the calendar below to find out if our next meeting is online via Zoom or in person.


What are group meetings like?

Our Adults Group, facilitated by our Group Leader, takes the format of an informal discussion group. The Group Leader sets a general discussion topic each month for the group to chat about. We occasionally invite guest speakers to provide expert advice on particular topics. Past topics include the diagnosis journey, navigating the festive season, and managing clutter.

You are welcome to join in the discussion or to listen to others as you feel comfortable. In Zoom meetings, you are welcome to have your video and microphone on or off as you feel comfortable, and you can also communicate via the Zoom chat function.


How can I register for the next group meeting?

The next group meeting is listed in the calendar below. If you would like to attend, please click “Register” on the left side and enter your details. If you are joining an AV group meeting for the first time, we invite you to register for a free first-time attendee ticket: please contact our AV admin team to request access code. 


If you would like more information, please contact the Adults Group Leader.


Upcoming Group Meetings

    • 17 Feb 2022
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register


    Adults Hub

    - Online Group Meeting


    About the Adults Group

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

    This month, we will be talking about the diagnosis experience.


    About our Group Leaders

    This session is facilitated by the Group Leader, Colin: asadults@aspergersvic.org.au. All AV volunteer group leaders share the lived experience of their group participants and welcome new attendees. All AV group leaders have a Working with Children Check.


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

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

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


    Do I need to register?

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


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

    Zoom is a free web-based video conferencing program. You can download it for free onto your computer or phone/tablet, or you can dial in and participate via your landline or smartphone. When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email which includes the Zoom meeting details. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. You are welcome to have your camera on or off as you prefer. You can also join in the discussion via the chat function via text-based chat function within Zoom. Download the AV Zoom Guide (pdf).


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


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