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ON HOLD Social Skills Workshop 2: Navigating difficult social situations

  • 7 Aug 2021
  • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Power Neighbourhood House


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  • Use this option if you are a current AV Member. Please login using the email provided in your member profile to register. Thank you for your support!

Social Skills Workshop 2:

Navigating difficult social situations

Updated: Thursday 5 August

Due to the update in DHHS COVID restrictions for the Melbourne area announced in the leadup to this event, we weren't able to run this event in person. As soon as DHHS restrictions for Melbourne allow, we will reschedule this event and let everyone know about the new date.

Aspergers Victoria are partnering with Paul Micallef from Autism Explained and Aspergers from the Inside to develop and deliver social skills workshops covering a range of common topics which promote positive autistic identity. The workshops are focused on building self-confidence and strengthening your own unique identity which gives you a strong foundation to set healthy boundaries and interact positively with the world (regardless of how friendly it may be!). 

If you are aged between 14 and 24 years, then these workshops could be just what you're looking for. The best part is that they are free for AV members!

  • Workshop 1 will focus on having positive social encounters.
  • Workshop 2 will focus on navigating difficult social situations.

There are few conditions

  • Updated 29 July: due to changes in COVID restrictions, places are now limited to 8 participants.
  • Participants need to agree to be filmed during the workshops.
    The filming will be used to develop capacity-building videos and resources to help other autistic young adults to find an authentic version of their true selves and succeed socially at the same time. These will be available for free on the soon to be launched autism information hub "The A List"

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, make sure you register today!

The workshops are running as two separate events.

You are welcome to join just Workshop 1, just Workshop 2, or both if you wish!
Registrations for Workshop 1: via our separate registration page

Registrations for Workshop 2: click "Register" on the left and follow the prompts

Workshop 2 Details

Date: Saturday 7 August

Time: 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Timing at the event:

2.00pm: workshop starts

5.00pm: workshop concludes

Participants are invited to stay after the workshop for a sausage sizzle.

Please indicate any dietary requirements in your registration form.


FREE for AV Members. You will receive an event confirmation email with the Zoom meeting link after you register your attendance.

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

If cost is a barrier, please contact Carla:

Venue information

Power Neighbourhood House, 54 Power Avenue, Ashwood

Power Neighbourhood House website

Accessibility: Ramp access at front and rear, accessible bathroom.

Transport: Holmesglen Station (700m). 624 bus (stops outside). On-street parking.

The workshops will be facilitated by:

  • Paul Micallef: creator of Aspergers from the Inside, founder of Autism Explained
  • Sofia Neale: AV Employment Projects Manager

What can I expect when I attend an AV COVIDSafe event?
AV is closely following DHHS COVID-19 requirements and our in-person events have changed to comply with these. We encourage you to read our AV COVIDSafe Plan [LINK TO COVIDSAFE POLICY] before you attend in-person events at AV in 2021. This includes important information about our QR code check-in system and what you need to bring with you to an event. As the venue capacity is limited, please register if you would like to attend to ensure you don't miss out.

We will be providing a sausage sizzle to participants, however participants are welcome to bring their own water bottle and snacks. Please be aware that due to DHHS COVIDSafe guidelines, these are not to be shared.

Please note that DHHS advice may change and we will do our best to communicate any changes in AV COVID-19 policy to our community.

If you have questions about the event, our COVIDSafe policy, or need assistance with registration, please email Jenni:

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