Adults Hub: Online / Phone Social Night.
Topic: Multiple Diagnoses (Co-morbidities)
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 are meeting online via Zoom.
This month, we will discuss multiple diagnoses. Many people who receive a diagnosis of autism or Aspergers had a previous diagnosis of something else, or receive a diagnosis of something else at the same time or subsequently. It is not uncommon for example to receive a diagnosis of ADHD, OCD, an anxiety disorder, or others, in addition to autism or Aspergers. While there can be a significant overlap between diagnoses, the separate diagnoses may provide further insight and potentially suggest additional or alternative supports which may assist. We will talk about which diagnoses we have received, the benefits and disadvantages of these, and if time permits, any incorrect diagnoses anyone may have received before their autism or Aspergers diagnosis.
This session will be facilitated by the Group Leader, Colin. You can contact him via email@example.com. 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.
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, registration is required due to DHHS COVID contact tracing requirements and venue capacity limits.
Cost: $5 for AV members, $10 for non-members.
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How do I access the Zoom session?
When your registration is complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with the Zoom link. We have included more information below about Zoom and how to access the Zoom session. Feel free to join us at any time during the session.
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).
If you have questions about the event, about AV, or need assistance with registering, please email Jenni at firstname.lastname@example.org.